Rights groups launch campaign for Snowden pardon

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden's residency permit in Russia runs out next yearAmnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the US group ACLU launched a campaign Wednesday to push President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the fugitive NSA whistleblower living in Russia. The campaign’s main prod is an online petition urging Obama to give Snowden amnesty before his term ends in January.

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