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PE01515: Asylum in Scotland to Glasgow University Rector Edward Snowden

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Petitioner: Mick Napier


Date Lodged: 18 April 2014

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to offer political asylum to Glasgow University's elected student  Rector, Edward Snowden, in the event of a majority 'Yes' vote in the independence referendum in September.

Petition History:


20 May 2014: The Committee took evidence from Mick Napier. The Committee agreed to defer consideration of the petition until after the referendum. Link to Official Report 20 May 2014 (491KB pdf)

28 October 2014: The Committee agreed to close the petition, under Rule 15.7, as the petition was dependent on the outcome of the Referendum being a vote for independence. Link to Official Report 28 October 2014

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Edward Snowden.  Offering him asylum will express that gratitude, constitute a declaration of opposition to saturation surveillnace of all its citizens from a future independent Scottish Government, and embolden whistleblowers everywhere to take a public stance against corruption, incompetence, sexual assaults, and other illegalities. It would signal a clean break with the intrusiveness of the UK security state and place a high value on the right to privacy in our everyday lives.

Frank Gillingham - it is the box directly underneath the Captcha text in which you should re-type the words or numbers in the Captcha challenge, the rectangular box with 'Type the text' in.


9:44 on 20 Mar 2014

Where is the "Box Belopw"?

frank gillingham

23:34 on 19 Mar 2014

After 5 attempts I finally was able to read the cryptogram. Nigh impossible for humans.

Geoff Craig

15:29 on 13 Mar 2014

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