Snowden elected rector at university

  • Edward Snowden supported Glasgow University students in Scotland who elected him as the institution's new rector. 

    The vote was symbolic and showed the support for the NSA leaks by Snowden. "We oppose mass surveillance and intrusion to our private lives" and "believe whistleblowers should be honored," a student said. 

    Snowden is still living in Russia but approved the nomination with the help of his lawyer. The position is voluntary and would include duties such as attending court at school and bringing concerns to the office of university management. 

    Previous office-holders of the 3-year position include Mordechai Vanunu and Winnie Mandela. 

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