‘Heroic effort at great personal cost’: Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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By: RT.com, 07/15/2013

Reuters / Brian Snyder

A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama.


In his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Stefan Svallfors praised Snowden for his “heroic effort at great personal cost.” He stated that by revealing the existence and the scale of the US surveillance programs, Snowden showed “individuals can stand up for fundamental rights and freedoms.” 


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The way the prize was given to Obama stunned me.  No forethought given to it, here let's give this worthless prize to Obama!!  WTF!!  I lost all respect for the NPP and to me will always be a joke-so what--if I was offerred it I'd turn it down.  For what Mr. Snowden did thus far is the denouement for such  forthright altruism.  Mr. Snowden, "I regretfully decline the committees decision to offer me the NPP,  my actions speak much louder than a piece of paper for putting my family and myself in jeopardy."