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Edward Snowden accepts political asylum in Venezuela: top lawmaker

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MOSCOW: US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been holed up in a Moscow airport for more than two weeks, has accepted an offer of political asylum from Venezuela, a top Russian 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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