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Edward Snowden, shown in a screengrab, from Guardian newspaper. (Screengrab from the Guardian)

(WTVR) – According to the Guardian, Venezuela became the third country on Sunday to offer NSA leaker Edward Snowden a political asylum, after Bolivia and Nicaragua.

Snowden is accused of releasing classified information about two government surveillance programs and has been staying at a Russian airport since the end of June.

Russian politician Alexei Pushkov said in a tweet on Saturday that Snowden should consider taking Venezuela’s offer.