Kurdish Refugee Family in Limbo at Moscow Airport

A refugee dad and his four children have been living in an airport terminal for almost 50 days, trapped in an red-tape battle with Russian authorities, NBC News reported.

Hasan Abdo Ahmad and his family arrived at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport intending to apply for asylum but border guards confiscated their passports on suspicion they were fake, according to The Moscow Times.

The documents were later confirmed to be genuine, but Russian officials continue to deny the Kurdish family refugee status and they remain in the same transit zone where NSA leaker Edward Snowden spent 40 days in 2013.

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