Espionage is passing secrets to enemies.
Now who did Ed Snowden pass state secrets² on to?
Well he only passed those “secrets” on to us the people, all the people of the world.
Charging him with espionage means that we are the enemy. Think of that folks!
On top of that he’s being vilified in order to stop others coming out and to gag free media and people reporting on corrupt practices.
²Εverybody knew since at least 1996 that we’re being watched 365/24/7/