Time is running out.
NSA-whistleblower Edward Snowden’s resident permit in Russia is limited to one year. Even if Putin would extend it, it would be a good thing to get Snowden out of Russia.
It is outrageous that western democracies refuse Snowden refuge. Doing so, our governments are to blame for him being stuck in Russia.
It is remarkable that countries who have been violated by US mass surveillance still side with the US in this matter.
It is a case for concern that western democracies lack the righteousness to grant one of the most important whistleblowers in history a place of safety.
Now is the moment for internet-, privacy- and civil rights activists to get this affair into the political agenda. Let’s make this a defining moment, where our political leaders will have to make a public stand about Snowden. Let’s find out which politicians are decent and which are not.
Related: Aftenposten editorial – The Peace Prize for Snowden »
5th of July Foundation actually nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 via its eligible member of the board, professor Love Ekenberg. We published his nomination letter in English now: https://5july.org/2014/07/09/5july-professor-nobel-peace-prize-to-snowden/