Edward Snowden receives whistleblower award in Germany

Posted Jul 24, 2013 by Sami Zaatari
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has won the whistleblower award from the German branch of the human rights organisation, Transparency International.
Edward Snowden  former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
Edward Snowden, former CIA employee who worked for National Security Agency (NSA)
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The award was established in 1999, and comes with €3,000 in prize money, which organisation representatives say will be passed on to Snowden.
Edward Snowden has been stuck in Moscow's airport for a month now, as he seeks asylum in the country.
Snowden's lawyer Anatoly Kucherena has said that migration officials are still examining Snowden's asylum request, with the lawyer going on to state that the process has been dragging out.
Earlier today Russian security officials had said that Snowden was given documents confirming his asylum request, and that he would be allowed to leave the airport, but for now, according to his lawyer, Snowden will still remain at the airport.
The U.S. government has issued an arrest warrant against Snowden for leaking classified NSA programs, Snowden has been charged under the Espionage Act, and has been branded a traitor by the American political establishment.