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Edward Snowden's Father Gets Visa to Visit Him in Russia

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NSA leaker Edward Snowden was recently granted political asylum by Russia (Photo credit: AP).

The father of admitted National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has secured a visa to visit his son in Russia, the Associated Press reported.

Lon Snowden, appearing on ABC's "This Week," did not specify when he plans to travel to Russia to visit his son, whom he said he has not spoken to since he fled the United States after leaking details about secret government surveillance programs.

Edward Snowden NSA leaker Edward Snowden was recently granted political asylum by Russia. (AP)

Edward Snowden has been charged by the U.S. government for violating the Espionage Act.

In late July, Snowden's father declined an offer by the FBI to fly to Moscow because he was not guaranteed to see his son.

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