Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Edward Snowden Nominated for Human Rights Prize

American NSA secerts leaker, Edward Snowden has been nominated by Green Party members of the European Parliament for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, Europe's top human rights award.

The $65,000 prize has previously been awarded to likes of Nelson Mandela and Aung Saan Suu Kyi.

 Is Edward Snowden on that level of greatness?

Nelson Mandela spent much of his adult life in jail, Suu Kyi has been in and out of jail and or house arrest for most her adult life.  They stood up to the forces of evil in their country and they paid a Heavy price.  They stayed in their country and  fought for their people.

 Edward Snowden fled first to China and now is living in Russia.

Does his fleeing the country diminish his actions? Perhaps it doesn't but it hardly puts him in the same category as Nelson Mandala.

The list of all the nominees.  I am on Team Malala for this prize


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