Edward Snowden became a father in exile


Moscow –

Christmas 2020 is a special Christmas for the whole world because of the corona pandemic. But for whistleblower Edward Snowden (37) and his wife Lindsay (35) it is very special – the two have become parents.

Snowden’s wife posts the first picture of the new family on Twitter and writes “Merry Christmas, baby”. The new dad comments on the picture with the words: “The greatest gift is love that we share.”

Snowden’s son is a Russian citizen

Snowden’s lawyer told the Russian news agency Interfax on Saturday, December 26, 2020 that the mother and son are in excellent health. The child automatically receives Russian citizenship. Russia grants asylum to Snowden and his wife.

In 2013, the 37-year-old gave documents to journalists about spying activities by the US interception service NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ.

While fleeing via Hong Kong, he said he wanted to go to Ecuador, but was stranded at the airport in Moscow after the US government canceled his passport.

Edward Snowden and his wife Lindsay want Russian citizenship

Snowden and his wife are now applying for Russian citizenship. They didn’t want to risk being separated from their son, the US whistleblower said in the fall.

They did not want to give up their American citizenship. (dpa)

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