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Russian official: Snowden agrees to asylum in Venezuela

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:51 EDT
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This image recorded on June 6, 2013 shows Edward Snowden speaking during an interview with The Guardian at an undisclosed location in Hong Kong. (AFP)
 
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US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has agreed to an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top pro-Kremlin lawmaker said on Tuesday.

“As was expected, Snowden agreed to (Venezuelan President Nicolas) Maduro’s offer of political asylum,” Alexei Pushkov, head of the Russian lower house of parliament’s international affairs committee, said on Twitter.

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