A new campaign, supported by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, wants American president Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden before leaving office. Edward Snowden is a young American who became aware of a mass surveillance system that had been growing secretly for years without democratic consent. At great personal risk, he blew the whistle.
Thanks to Edward‘s act of conscience, America’s surveillance programs have been subjected to democratic scrutiny, the NSA’s surveillance powers were reined in for the first time in decades, and technology companies around the world are newly invigorated to protect their customers and strengthen our communications infrastructure. For many people out there, Edward is a real hero.
Edward is currently exiled in Moscow and faces decades in prison under World War One-era charges that treat him like a spy. He stood up for us, and it’s time for us to stand up for him. Urge Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, and let him come home with dignity! Click here to fight for Edward Snowden, and freedom in general, before it’s too late!
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