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Snowden deserves a pardon for revelations

Published 21/09/2016

Whistleblower Edward Snowden, who revealed the illegal Bush/Obama NSA spying programme, is a national hero and should be pardoned.

Yes, what he did was illegal. The NSA had been lying to Congress about what it was doing and that it was illegally spying on every single person in America. We only know that because of Snowden.

Since Snowden’s revelations, Congress has changed several laws to help put a stop to that conduct.

This, to me, indicates that Snowden did America a national service and his actions to stop illegal State spying was justified.

I, therefore, join in the call to pardon Edward Snowden.

MARC PERKEL

Gilroy, California, USA

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