Father of Ex-NSA Agent Snowden Arrives in Moscow

Edward Snowden
By Associated Press | 

MOSCOW (AP) -- The father of former NSA agent Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow to meet with his son who received asylum in Russia in August.

The 30-year-old systems analyst has been charged in federal court in Virginia with violations of the Espionage Act.

Edward Snowden was stuck at a Moscow airport for more than a month since his arrival in Hong Kong before he was granted asylum in Russia in August. His whereabouts remain secret.

Snowden's father Lon Snowden told Russian television outside the Moscow airport Thursday morning that his son is not planning to return to the United States. Lon Snowden thanked Russia and President Vladimir Putin for sheltering his son. He would not say when or where he will be meeting his son.

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