Lawyer: Snowden still expects visit from father

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden is reported as saying that the fugitive National Security Agency leaker is still awaiting a visit from his father and other relatives.

The state-owned television channel RT released a transcript of its interview with Snowden’s lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, dated Monday, but said it had not yet aired.

Kucherena is quoted saying that he talks to Snowden’s father almost every day and the elder Snowden is still planning to come to Russia soon. The lawyer refused to give a date for the visit but said Snowden’s mother and grandparents may come, too.

Snowden, who received asylum in Russia on Aug. 1, has not spoken publicly and his whereabouts remain secret. Kucherena said Snowden has guards but is able to go outside and travel around. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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