Snowden nominated for European ‘thought’ prize
September 11, 2013, 3:33 pm
Snowden spent five weeks in transit waiting to hear of his fate [AP]
Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistle-blower who leaked to the media critical intelligence on US domestic and foreign surveillance, has been nominated for a European Parliament prize acknowledging efforts in freedom of thought and human rights.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is named after Soviet scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov.
Former Secretary-General Kofi Annan and South Africa’s Nelson Mandela have previously received this award.