While Manning has been incarcerated for leaking classified information which was made widely available, Edward Snowden has been living in Russia since he disclosed the mass surveillance programmes used by US intelligence agencies.
As it stands, Snowden would face trial and would likely face a heavy prison sentence were if he was found guilty of espionage charges upon returning home to America.
Although the White House has told CNN that Snowden has not sued for clemency and therefore will not take action, there have been calls for Obama to pardon Snowden before he leaves office.
So what do you think? Should Barack Obama pardon Edward Snowden?
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