Related Topics. The award was due to be presented earlier this month.
Mr Snowden's lawyers have ly said if he were extradited to the US, it would be "a foregone conclusion" that he would be convicted and jailed. Mr Snowden has been living in Russia, out of reach of the US authorities, since the leaks in As a result, he is facing charges in the Dhat which could put him in prison for up to 30 years.
He had hoped to travel to Oslo to receive the Ossietzky Prize, for "outstanding efforts for freedom of expression". The main focus will be to address a request from the partner for advice on coping with the growing volumes of SIGINT data they are able to access.
It had already been rejected by Oslo District court and an appeals court. The overarching goal of this interaction is to maximize mission benefit of NIS accesses by enabling the partner to exploit those accesses more effectively from an analytic perspective. The former National Security Agency contractor filed the lawsuit in April, attempting to secure safe passage to Norway to pick up a free speech award.
But the Norwegian Supreme Court said it could not rule on the legality of any move to extradite Mr Snowden as the US had so far made no such request. This expansion has permitted NIS to respond to new national-level transnational requirements specific to terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and environmental issues.