Edward Snowden will sue Norway in an attempt to secure free travel to the country
, a Norwegian law firm representing him told Reuters Thursday
The ex-contractor at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has been invited to Norway to receive an award for his work defending free speech, but his attorneys said he is worried that traveling there would allow the Norwegian government to extradite him to the U.S., where he is wanted on charges of espionage.
The Norwegian branch of the global organization of writers PEN International, which hopes to give Snowden the free speech award, said in a statement
that “we will do our utmost to ensure that Snowden may receive the prize in person