The European Parliament chambers in Brussels.


Next week, the European Parliament will consider an unlikely, last-ditch effort to grant Edward Snowden protection against criminal prosecution and/or extradition to the United States.
The first amendment (PDF) to Resolution A7-0139 would “call on the EU Member States to drop criminal charges, if any, against Edward Snowden and to grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as a whistleblower and international human rights defender.”
This amendment was previously rejected by the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice, and Home Affairs (LIBE) in February, but it will be brought back before the entire parliament at its upcoming March 12 session in Strasbourg.

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