Edward Snowden has been granted temporary asylum for one year, his lawyer confirms to the media.
The Russian authorities have issued Snowden with new documents, giving him the certificate he needs to walk about the country, local media reports.
Anatoly Kucherena, the human rights advocate who has been giving Snowden legal advice, says his client is now headed to an undisclosed location where he will be kept safe.
Naturally, Kucherena says that the whereabouts of the world’s most wanted man will not be given out.
“He is the most wanted person on earth and his security will be a priority. He will deal with personal security issues and lodging himself. I will just consult him as his lawyer,” the attorney said.
Snowden has already left the Sheremetyevo airport that he’s called home for over a month, since he landed there from Hong Kong.
The NSA whistleblower has requested temporary asylum two weeks ago and has promised to stop attacking the United States, a promise that is particularly easy to keep since he has already handed out all the documents he was willing to share.