Snowden's Father In Moscow to see son

Edward Snowden is wanted in the US on espionage charges
Edward Snowden is wanted in the US on espionage charges

The father of fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow, where he hopes to visit his son.

Lon Snowden told reporters he had not been able to speak directly to his son since he arrived in Russia, but felt "extreme gratitude" that he was "safe, secure and he’s free". "I’m here to learn more about my son’s situation,” he said. "My hope is to learn more about his circumstances and his health and to discuss legal options. "I am his father, I love my son and I certainly hope I will have an opportunity to see my son."

Edward Snowden was granted temporary asylum in Russia in August after spending five weeks holed up in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. He is wanted in the United States on espionage charges after leaking detailed of classified surveillance programmes.

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