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Published On: Tue, Jul 16th, 2013

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, though likely ineligible

Swedish sociology professor,  Stefan Svallfors, of Umeå University has nominated  NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden for the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, according to an RT.com report.

Edward Snowden may have his fans, calling him a "Hero" but the US State Department is still trying to get the NSA leaker back to the US photo CodyGat via Wikimedia commons

Edward Snowden may have his fans, calling him a “Hero” but the US State Department is still trying to get the NSA leaker back to the US photo CodyGat via Wikimedia commons

According to a letter from Svallfors (see below), the professor praises Snowden saying, ““Edward Snowden has – in a heroic effort at great personal cost – revealed the existence and extent of the surveillance, the U.S. government devotes electronic communications worldwide. By putting light on this monitoring program – conducted in contravention of national laws and international agreements – Edward Snowden has helped to make the world a little bit better and safer.”

“This example is important because since the Nuremberg trials in 1945 has been clear that the slogan ‘I was just following orders’ is never claimed as an excuse for acts contrary to human rights and freedoms,” Professor Svallfors wrote.

However, it is unlikely Snowden will even be eligible for the peace prize because, to be eligible for this year’s prize, to be announced in October, because nominations for 2013 are to be postmarked by February 1. Nominations that come after the submission deadline are usually considered the following year, according to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee.

According to a RIANovosti report, Wikileaks, the group assisting Snowden through this ordeal, called the Nobel Peace Prize a “corrupt” foreign policy instrument.

The anti-secrecy group tweeted, “Overseen by Norwegian and Swedish establishments, it has become an instrument of foreign policy. With Norway in NATO and Sweden vying with Israel for closest ally slot, winners are people like Barack Obama (see below)”

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