Edward Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

He has made a "heroic effort at a great personal cost," which qualifies him for the prize

Edward Snowden has been nominated by a Swedish sociology professor for the Nobel Peace Prize.

While the American citizens seem to be divided over whether Snowden did the right thing or not by revealing the fact that their own government was spying on them, others seem to be quite in favor of his actions, RT reports.

In a letter sent to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Stefan Svallfors praises Snowden for his heroic effort at great personal cost.

He claims that through his actions, Snowden showed individuals could stand up for basic rights and freedom.

According to the sociology professor, giving the prize to Snowden would “help save the Nobel Peace Prize from the disrepute incurred by the nasty and ill-conceived decision to award US President Barack Obama 2009 award.”

While the nomination proves that Snowden’s actions are appreciated by many, the head of the International Committee of the Russian State Duma Aleksey Pushkov argues that the US won’t let such a prize go to Snowden.

“Not in a million years will the United States allow Snowden to get the Peace Prize. But his nomination is significant. Many in the West can see him as a champion of democracy,” Pushkov tweeted.

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