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Top Norwegian lawyers back Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Zone(s): Norway, Global ¦ Sector(s): Awards

[24 June 2014, Global Legal Post] By Neasa MacErlean: The former head of Norway’s Data Protection Authority, George Apeness, and 19 other top lawyers, have backed a proposal to give this year’s Nobel Peace Prize to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency employee-turned-whistleblower. The Norwegian chapter of the International Commission of Jurists has now backed the letter of the 20 lawyers, in which Mr Snowden is nominated.