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."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article