Edward Snowden's father arrives in Moscow

Last Updated: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 08:40 hrs

Moscow, Oct 10 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Lon Snowden, the father of CIA's ex-agent Edward Snowden, arrived in Russia by air Thursday, Russia 24 television channel reported.

Lon Snowden landed at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport at about 7.50 a.m. to meet his son Edward.

Edward Snowden, 30, who had published information about US special services' global spying programme, was granted temporary asylum in Russia.

Prior to that, he had spent more than a month in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo airport.

In the US, Snowden is accused of divulging classified information on the National Security Agency's (NSA) electronic spying programme.

Lon Snowden had more than once stated his desire to see his son.

He reiterated that he loved his son and was proud of him and that he thought that "if we go to Russia, we shall do that on legitimate grounds and in appropriate circumstances".



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