Berlin, Jul 24 – The former analyst of the National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden receive the award for the informant granted by three human rights organizations.
The prize is worth of 3,000 euros, is sponsored by the Association of German Scientists (VDW), by the German section of the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms (IALANA) and by the German branch of International Transparency.
The three organizations awarded Snowden with the prize for having published information on the NSA spying program.
The 30-years old man, who is in Russia, will receive the award through his Russian lawyer and a human rights organization of that country on August 30.
The award was founded in 2011, is sponsored every two years and honors individuals who have discovered serious and precarious irregularities in the environment of his work that endanger human being, society, environement and peace.
The informant agrees that the publication of these data brings disadvantages for personal career, his physical existence and that of his families, added the prize description.
In 2011, the prize was granted to nuclear nuclear researcher Rainer Mooremann and to the person unkown at that time who had published the Collateral Murder video, showing the air attack on civilians in Iraq. Today we know that whoever published that video of the US army was the military Bradley Manning, who faces a judicial process in the United States.
Source: Prensa Latina