Euro Parliament wants Snowden gets protection as a human rights activist




The European Parliament on Thursday called on the European countries to protect whistleblower Edward Snowden and avoid eviction. With 285 against 281 votes is called to dismiss all charges against Snowden.

It writes the European Parliament in a press release. The vote on Snowden was part of a session where MEPs, the European Commission requested a resolution to ensure that all provide data transfer to the United States is an “effective protection”. The resolution on an effective protection was adopted by 342 against 274 votes.

After the revelations of Snowden, the European Parliament adopted in March 2014 a resolution of about tapping of personal data. However, the Euro Parliament considers that the European Commission has reacted very poorly on the resolution from 2014 and that the fundamental rights of European citizens are still in danger and it is still not done enough to protect them sufficiently.

The vote on whether Snowden should be given protection if he stays in a European member state, gave a different picture. With 285 against 281 votes, the support to provide protection Snowden smaller. The European Parliament urges the resolution in the Member States to “all criminal charges against Edward Snowden to drop and give him protection to prevent against extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as a whistleblower and international defender human rights. ”

The Daily Dot reports that it does not extradite Snowden if he would be in a European country, could possibly lead to an “international incident.” The United States has extradition treaties with all the countries of Europe and a statement indicating that the agreement is not honored “almost unprecedented”. In an e-mail to The Daily Dot says a spokesman for the National Security Council are not directly on the mood in Europe, but does indicate that the US position has not changed in this case and that Snowden as quickly as possible to the US to be extradited for trial.

In some tweets gives Snowden itself that the ballot of the parliament is a “game changer”. Also see Snowden it as a “slap in the face” of the US government, but rather as an “outstretched hand of friends’ in order ‘to go further’.


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