The Amnesty International (United Kingdom) launched an online petition in support of ex-NSA spy and now a whistleblower Mr. Edward Snowden, urging people from around the world to help the organization reach 20,000 signatures.
The Justice For Edward Snowden petition asks US President Barack Obama not to punish Snowden for exposing human rights abuses conducted by National Security Agency (NSA) in the name of mass surveillance.
On 5th June 2013, based on Snowden’s leaks in Hong Kong, the press exposed a secret NSA surveillance program. Four days later, he made his identity public.
On June 14 the U.S. Department of Justice charged him with two counts of violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The U.S. Department of State revoked his passport on June 22. He is now living in Russia.
Amnesty’s petition has already reached 10,000+ signatures, it’s your time to show support. Follow the Amnesty’s website link below to sign Justice for Edward Snowden petition.
Thanks to Snowden we now know how governments are spying on their citizens in the name of national security.
We’ve signed the petition… did you?