Iceland Congress puts forward bill to grant Snowden citizenshipSubmitted by go213mph on Thu, 07/04/2013 - 16:33
One day before members of the Icelandic Parliament are due to break for summer vacation, leaders of three political parties have submitted a special piece of legislation which would make NSA whistleblower and fugitive, Edward Snowden, a citizen of Iceland.
The issue was raised this morning by MP and former Minister of the Interior Ögmundur Jónasson, which could be decided before the weekend.
Some are worried that this bill could be delayed by a piece of fisheries legislation which is also up for vote this Friday.
Although the bill is being backed by three parties, Brighter Future, Piran (Pirate Party) and the Green Party, there is still a possibility that the Snowden bill could be stopped by the current ruling coalition of the Conservative and Moderate parties.