Snowden said to be in disguise

*Not* Edward Snowden (probably). Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Episode 16 of Breaking Bad. Photo by Ursula Coyote/AMC.

Edward Snowden, the NSA leaker who is currently a fugitive in Russia, "walks freely in the streets in disguise while in hiding," AFP reports his lawyer as saying, "but his security is under such threat that a visit from his family could lead American agents right to his door." So, he "walks freely around the streets” in low cover.

“He would walk past you and you wouldn’t recognize him,” said his attorney, Anatoly Kucherena.
Mr. Kucherena says his client has been living under heavy security at an undisclosed location somewhere in Russia and that all contact with him has been going through the lawyer’s office.

“I am his only link with the outside world at the moment. Even his contacts with his parents are carried out through me,” he said.

That's interesting, and doesn't remind me one bit of a certain dramatic television series protagonist. Read the full report here.

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  1. Edward Snowden AKA: Johnny Wintercave AKA Bill Blizzardcloister AKA Ted Coldnest...

  2. I get the reference, but the personal and moral choices of the fictional and utterly evil WW and the real and totally heroic Snowden make the parallel totally awkward.

    I hope Snowden is able to find a place and way to live free from fear.

  3. “I know that you don't believe it, but indeed, life will bring you through. You will live it down in time. What you need now is fresh air, fresh air, fresh air!”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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