Snowden Retracts Russia Asylum Bid as Refuge Options Narrow

Snowden Retracts Russia Asylum Bid as Refuge Options Narrow

Snowden, who remains ensnared in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport after arriving June 23 from Hong Kong, won’t be handed over to the U.S. to face espionage charges because of human-rights concerns, according to Peskov. Photograph by The Guardian via Getty Images