Sveriges Radio on November 30, 2014, reported that several public figures in Sweden, wanted suspected US traitor Edward Snowden to leave Russia for Sweden. Excerpts below:
The foreign affairs spokesperson of the Green party, which is one of two parties in government, suggests the use of the state flight, to ensure Mr Snowden a safe passage to Sweden, said Valter Mutt, the foreign affairs spokesperson of the Green Party, to Swedish Television, SVT.
Despite Mr Snowden being wanted on US espionage charges, Mr Mutt compares him to historical heroes like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.
The Social Democrat and former cabinet minister , Pierre Schori, is also among the Snowden supporters in Sweden. He too wants Sweden to grant the whistle-blower asylum.
Comment: Schori is also, besides being a prominent Social Democrat, a suspected former Soviet agent).
…a few weeks ago Snowden was awarded a Swedish prize; the Democracy prize of the Swedish organization ”Ordfront”.
Comment: “Ordfront” is a left wing extremist organization.