Edward Snowden to give evidence to EU parliament, says MEP

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The Guardian - 12/08/13, Philip Oltermann

Woman holds Edward Snowden portrait outside US embassy, Berlin 4/7/13

A protester holds a portrait of Edward Snowden outside the US embassy in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The European parliament is lining up Edward Snowden to give evidence by video link this month, in spite of resistance by British Conservatives, a Green MEP has announced.

Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP, said parliamentarians wanted Snowden to appear before the assembly's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE).

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