2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden

2 newspapers call for clemency for Edward Snowden

LONDON (AP) — The New York Times and Guardian newspapers have called for clemency for Edward Snowden, saying that the espionage worker-turned-privacy advocate should be praised rather than punished for his disclosures. The papers – both of which have played a role in publishing Snowden’s intelligence trove – suggested late Wednesday that the former National Security Agency contractor’s revelations about the United States’ world-spanning espionage program were of such public importance that they outweighed any possible wrongdoing.

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