Manning to Join Snowden as Nobel Peace Prize Nominee

First it was Snowden, now it's Bradley Manning who will get nominated for a Nobel Prize

Edward Snowden isn’t the only whistleblower that could end up on the short list for a Nobel Peace Prize.

After a few weeks back a University professor from Sweden sent out a letter to the Nobel Peace Committee naming Snowden as his choice for the Peace Prize, another whistleblower could take the same route.

A campaign created on RootsAction has been gathering signatures to nominate Bradley Manning for the same distinction.

Manning, a U.S. soldier that has passed classified materials to WikiLeaks, has since been arrested and tried for 22 offenses. He is currently waiting for a verdict regarding his case.

The online campaign seeks to get as many as 100,000 signatures. Since there are currently over 99,000, the goal could be met quite soon.

According to Alfred Nobel’s will, the award is given to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

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