Edward Snowden And The Right To Travel

APTOPIX Brazil Snowden

On March 26, Snowden supporters delivered petitions to the U.S. Department of Justice and State Department. The petition to the Justice Department called on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Barack Obama to “make an unequivocal public commitment not to interfere with the travels or political asylum process of Edward Snowden. The U.S. government must not engage in abduction or any other form of foul play against Mr. Snowden.” The petition to the State Department called on Kerry to restore Snowden’s passport so he can seek asylum, which supporters say is his right under international law. The petition to Kerry reads, “Your revocation of Mr. Snowden’s passport contradicts the words of many U.S. leaders who have often criticized other government for violating the principle of freedom to travel.”