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Brazil senator proposes Snowden for Nobel peace award

Published on Feb 5, 2014 6:23 AM

BRASILIA (AFP) - A Brazilian senator has nominated fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, her office said on Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014.

Communist Party Senator Vanessa Grazziotin, head of a panel investigating US eavesdropping operations, says Snowden's leaks had contributed to world peace.

In a statement released by her press service, she said Snowden, currently in hiding in Russia, helped to contribute to a more "stable and peaceful world" and she had proposed him to the Nobel committee.

"We are convinced that Mr Snowden's actions, more than those of any other individual, contributed to a more stable and peaceful future," said Ms Grazziotin.

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