Moscow: Snowden accepts Venezuela asylum

The head of the Russian parliament's foreign affairs committee Alexei Pushkov said Tuesday Edward Snowden has accepted Venezuela's offer of political asylum. Pushkov acted as unofficial point-man for the Kremlin on the Snowden affair, since he landed at Moscow international airport on June 23,. Russian refused to extradite him to the US for leaking details of a US intelligence monitoring program. Snowden has not been seen since he took refuge in the airport’s transit zone.

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