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Edward Snowden's father: 'He should stay in Russia'

31 July 2013 Last updated at 16:35 BST

The father of US fugitive Edward Snowden said he believed the best option for his son was to stay in Russia.

"I feel that Russia has the strength and resolve and conviction to protect my son," Lon Snowden said.

He added that the FBI had asked him to travel to Moscow to see his son.

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