Edward Snowden seeks to extend stay in Russia

July 9, 2014 12:56 PM

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Edward Snowden seeks to extend stay in Russia

Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has filed papers asking Russian authorities to extend his asylum for another year, his lawyer said Wednesday.

"The procedure is very simple if a citizen of any country would like to stay and live in Russia," lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told the Russian-based news service RT. "In this case we are talking about Snowden, so we have fulfilled the procedure to receive temporary asylum," Kucherena said on Wednesday.

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