Edward Snowden to run for Glasgow rector
The whistleblower, who leaked documents revealing US and UK mass surveillance tactics, agreed to run after students launched an “Edward Snowden for Rector” campaign.
Reacting to the news the campaign released a statement claiming Mr Snowden’s candidacy “would provide a unique opportunity to show our gratitude to a brave whistleblower”.
They are said to have contacted Mr Snowden, who leaked documents while working as a contractor for the US National Security Agency, to ask him to agree to the candidacy.
Mr Snowden, who currently resides in Russia and is seeking permanent asylum, will compete against Scottish writer Alan Bissett, clergyman Kelvin Holdsworth and world record breaking cyclist Graeme Obree for the role.
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