Edward Snowden`s father to visit him in Russia
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden`s father has secured documents to visit his son in Russia, Lon Snowden and his lawyer Bruce Fein said.
Washington: US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden`s father has secured documents to visit his son in Russia, Lon Snowden and his lawyer Bruce Fein said.
They made the revelation during an interview on ABC Network`s "This Week" show Saturday. They declined to reveal the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor`s whereabouts in Russia, as well as the schedule of their visit. But Fein said the trip would happen "very soon", Xinhua reported.
Anatoly Kucherena, Edward Snowden`s lawyer in Russia, said last week that he had sent Lon Snowden the required invitation to visit Russia, a step toward securing a visa. He said he hoped a visit would happen in the coming days.
Snowden was stranded at Moscow`s Sheremetyevo airport for six weeks after Washington revoked his passport.
He faces espionage charges in the US after disclosing a classified intelligence surveillance project code-named PRISM.
On Aug 1, Russia granted him a year-long asylum, allowing him to quietly slip out of the airport.