Saying No: Snowden Nominated for Sakharov Human Rights Prize

Abby Zimet

Arguing he has "risked his freedom to help us protect ours," leftists members of the European Parliament have nominated Edward Snowden for the prestigious Sakharov Prize, which honors those whose work defends human rights and freedom of thought. The prize is named for Andrei Sakharov, the Soviet physicist turned passionate human rights advocate whose 1975 Nobel Peace Prize citation declared him "the conscience of mankind."

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