Edward Snowden Can Leave The Moscow Airport: Report

  @AlexCKaufman on July 24 2013 8:27 AM
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Protesters supporting Edward Snowden hold a photo of him during a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong. Reuters/Bobby Yip

Edward Snowden received papers granting him permission to leave a Moscow airport, according to a report published on Wednesday.

An unnamed official told Reuters that Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor wanted by the U.S. government for leaking information about intelligence programs, received the documents on Wednesday.

He was slated to meet with his lawyer at Sheremetyevo Airport later that day.

Immigration authorities who would oversee Snowden’s request for asylum couldn't be reached for comment.

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