Snowden Is A Finalist For A Top Human Rights Award

By: Bill Chappell | NPR

Edward Snowden, the former NSA contract worker who leaked documents detailing America's secret and broad surveillance activities, is on the short list of nominees for Europe's Sakharov Prize, which recognizes those who fight for human rights.

Other finalists include , the Pakistani schoolgirl who survived being shot in the head, and three political prisoners in Belarus.


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