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July 06, 2013


Does Asylum Even Matter if Snowden Can't Leave?

Both Venezuela and Nicaragua reportedly are prepared to grant Edward Snowden asylum but ABC News wonders if he can ever get there.

"The accused NSA leaker has been stuck in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremedevo International Airport for nearly two weeks, with no way to enter Russia, no valid U.S. passport to travel on because the United States revoked it, and no route to safe haven that avoids a U.S. extradition treaty."

A senior U.S. official tells the Wall Street Journal the invitations "appeared at this point to be symbolic, because Mr. Snowden's fate, he said, still largely depends on the Russian government."












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