Norwegian court rejects Snowden petition seeking safe passage to Oslo

A Norwegian court Wednesday rejected a petition by Edward Snowden that sought assurance he would not be extradited to the United States should he visit Norway to accept an upcoming award.

Human rights groups want Obama to pardon Snowden

Leading human and civil rights organizations are urging US President Barack Obama to pardon Edward Snowden, the fugitive National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who in 2013 divulged a massive secret government surveillance programme.