Snowden’s father thankful to PutinComment on this story
The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says on Russian television that he is grateful to the Kremlin for protecting his son.
Speaking on state Rossiya 24 television in remarks broadcast on Wednesday, Lon Snowden of Allentown, Pennsylvania, thanked President Vladimir Putin and his government for the “courage” they have shown in keeping his son safe.
Addressing his son, Lon Snowden said that “your family is well and we love you.” He added that “I hope to see you soon, but most of all I want you to be safe.”
The younger Snowden has been stuck in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since arriving from Hong Kong on June 23. Russia is considering his request for temporary asylum. - Sapa-AP
* If you use Gmail to read IOL's newsletters, note that Google is rolling out a new tabbed inbox that filters your mail into 5 separate tabs - Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums.
IOL emails will probably be sent to the "Promotions" tab instead of the "Primary" tab. If you don't want it that way, drag the newsletter from the Promotions tab to the Primary tab. An alert will pop up. Click "yes" and your newsletters will continue to go to your Primary inbox.