Snow­den Sues Nor­way to Avoid Ex­tra­di­tion to US

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Ed­ward Snow­den will take the Nor­we­gian state to court in a bid to se­cure free pas­sage there, a Nor­we­gian law firm rep­re­sent­ing the for­mer US spy con­trac­tor said on Thurs­day. Snow­den has been in­vited to Nor­way to re­ceive a free­dom of speech award from the lo­cal branch of writ­ers’ group PEN In­ter­na­tional, but is wor­ried that he would be handed over to the United States, his lawyers say.”The pur­pose is to get legally es­tab­lished that Nor­way has no right to ex­tra­dite Snow­den to the US,” the law firm, Schjoedt, said in a state­ment. The In­de­pen­dent

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