The Washington Post is wrong: Edward Snowden should be pardoned | Trevor Timm

There’s little truth in the five charges most often levelled at the whistleblower. Here’s why he deserves acclaim, not punishment

With the launch of Oliver Stone’s Snowden film this past weekend came a renewed push for a pardon for Edward Snowden from the world’s leading human rights organizations.

But predictably, not everyone agreed that he should be pardoned. On Saturday the Washington Post editorial board deplorably editorialized against it despite its own paper winning the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on his leaked documents.

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