|This screenshot made on Oct. 10, 2013, shows Lon Snowden (R), father of Edward Snowden, receives interview from Rossiya 24 in Moscow, Russia. Father of the fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden arrived Thursday in Moscow, local television said. (Xinhua)
MOSCOW, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Father of the fugitive U.S. intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden arrived Thursday in Moscow, local television said.
Lon Snowden arrived early morning at the Sheremetyevo international airport, where his son had been trapped in the transit area for more than a month before receiving a temporary asylum.
Lon told reporters he felt "extreme gratitude that my son is safe and secure and he is free," though he had no direct contact with Edward.
Meanwhile, the father said he was not sure that Snowden could ever return to the United States, where he faces espionage charges over disclosing a classified intelligence surveillance project.
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MOSCOW, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Former contractor of the U.S. intelligence service Edward Snowden travels in Russia freely and looks forward to finding a job, his attorney said Wednesday.
"He feels okay, travels and reads," Anatoly Kucherena, who acted as Snowden's solicitor during the American's month-long confinement in the transit zone of a Moscow airport, told reporters, adding the whistleblower does not work at the moment. Full story