EU Wants Asylum For Snowden
The European Parliament calls on member states to grant Edward Snowden asylum, calling the U.S. whistleblower a "human rights defender."By Bell Johnson | October 29, 2015
The European Parliament has narrowly passed a resolution to grant Edward Snowden asylum in Europe.
Lawmakers are asking EU member states to "drop any criminal charges against Edward Snowden, grant him protection and consequently prevent extradition or rendition by third parties, in recognition of his status as whistle-blower and international human rights defender." (Video via The Guardian)
But the 285-281 decision isn't binding. Ultimately, asylum has to be granted from each member state individually.