Snowden Wins Sweden's 'Alternative Nobel Prize'

September 24, 2014 4:39 PM

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Snowden Wins Sweden's 'Alternative Nobel Prize'

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has been awarded Sweden's Right Livelihood Honorary Award, often referred to as the 'Alternative Nobel Prize', for his work on press freedom, the award's foundation said on Wednesday.

Snowden is wanted by the United States for leaking extensive secrets of its electronic surveillance programs and lives in Russia where he has a three-year residence permit.

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