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Norway Does not Guarantee against Snowden’s Arrest at Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, and several have argued that he should get it this year.

Currently, he has been granted asylum in Russia, but the United States wants him to be arrested and extradited.

Dagbladet has asked Conservative Party (Høyre) politician Tetzschner whether the Norwegian police may arrest a person coming to the country to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. The parliamentary representative believes Norwegian police can and should arrest Snowden.

– In principle, we care principle of equality. In addition, Norway honor the agreements we have signed, which also ensures extradition to Norway, he said.

Talking to NTB, Norwegian think-tank organization PRIO director Kristian Berg Harpviken agrees with Tetzschner that Norway legally may not have any choice but to arrest Snowden.

– Among other things because of these issues so I do not think he receives this year’s award, says Harpviken.

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