Thursday, October 29, 2015

EU Parliament Clears a Path to Give Snowden Asylum | WIRED

To which Snowden tweeted "This is not a blow against the US Government, but an open hand extended by friends. It is a chance to move forward." Also see The EU’s vote to offer protection to Snowden is a hollow gesture (TNW).
"On Thursday the EU parliament voted by a narrow margin of 285-281 to protect Snowden from extradition if he were to reside in Europe, a step toward allowing the NSA leaker to leave Moscow and safely live or travel on the continent. The motion, according to a statement from the parliament, will “drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender.”

Snowden himself reacted with excitement to the news, calling it “extraordinary” and a “game-changer” on his Twitter feed—a strong sign that he may take the EU up on its offer."
EU Parliament Clears a Path to Give Snowden Asylum | WIRED
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