SNOWDEN'S GUARDIAN ANGELS

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ALERT. The families that sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden when he was hiding in Hong Kong in 2013 are facing detention and deportation from the city. For more than ten years, their claims for asylum were unanswered. Now, after their role in the escape of Edward Snowden has become public, their claims have been rejected. They can be picked off the streets by the authorities and detained at any time.

Snowden calls for help for his helpers



A brief reminder: The three families shown in the video above are the ones who helped NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden escape from Hong Kong in June 2013. They gave him shelter, fed him, and made sure Snowden got to the airport safely when that window of opportunity opened.

Today, Snowden is safe in Moscow. His saviors are still trapped in Hong Kong. The richest city in the world will not bother about their pleas for asylum, will not provide funds for their children to go to school. The most basic needs such as food, rent, utilities and clothing are not met. And yet, the Hong Kong government will not allow these asylum seekers to work for money either. Instead, they have made something as harmless as washing dishes a criminal offense. It is punishable with 22 months of prison.


LINK LIST
Snowden Calls for Help
BBC Report on Imminent Danger
The Refugees Who Helped Snowden Escape Hong Kong Are Stuck in a Living Hell
The Amazing Story of Snowden's Guardian Angels
Was mit dir passiert, wenn du Snowden bei dir versteckt hast
Snowdens Schutzengel - ganz unten

Here is a message from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the lead actor in the movie "Snowden": 

This page was set up by Sönke Iwersen, the German journalist who broke the story of Snowden's Guardian Angels in Hong Kong for his paper Handelsblatt.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will be used exclusively to help these families.  Funds are needed for their legal defense as well as to pay for medicine, school utensils for their children and every day necessities such as diapers.

The dispersal of the funds is supervised by the human rights lawyers Jonathan Man and Robert Tibbo who are advising both these refugee families and Edward Snowden.
 
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There is a new site for Edward Snowden's Guardian Angels. Please check it out at:

https://fortherefugees.com/
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ALERT. The families that sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden when he was hiding in Hong Kong in 2013 are facing detention and deportation from the city. For more than ten years, their claims for asylum were unanswered. Now, after their role in the escape of Edward Snowden has become public, their claims have been rejected. They can be picked off the streets by the authorities and detained at any time.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/15/asia/hong-kong-snowden-refugees/

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Gayan Dasanayake
18 months ago
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Hey, why have they fled Sri Lanka??? The most amazing and beautiful country??? It couldn't be the civil war because that ended in May, 2009 almost 8 years ago! and it mostly affected few northern parts. Probably they had other issues, nothing wrong in the country! Come back man.

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Chandrani Gunaratna
18 months ago
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This is not true. Sri Lankan government has strongly denied this saying that the claim is made to bolster the asyslum applications http://www.colombopage.com/archive_17A/Feb26_1488125097CH.php

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Roy Cheng
20 months ago
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A lot of refugees in Hong Kong are economic refugees. They abuse and exploit the legal system for claiming persecution in their homeland. They are nothing but a burden to the scoiety and it actually hurts people who actually needs to seek asylum status.

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Prakash Sinha
23 months ago
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Why are they not allowed to work and why would they go to prison for 22 months ?

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Gargi Mitra Keeling
23 months ago

+1 what is their status in HK? refugee? If so, shouldn't the government give them a stipend? This is very troubling.

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Lee-anne
9 months ago

Please help my Sister https://www.gofundme.com/mea59-work-in-hong-kong

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Lee-anne
9 months ago

Please help my Sister https://www.gofundme.com/mea59-work-in-hong-kong

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Elangage Bihanrasanga Thisera
10 months ago
Jayne Russell
12 months ago

I'm in Hong Kong and have to say Thank you again to every person on here that has helped. The school year has just started and the two 5 year old girls are safely in Primary 1 and enjoying it beyond belief. They have uniforms, shoes, books....and friends. They have stability for the moment and we are fingers crossed that there is only one more move ahead; to a country that can protect them and end to the fear they have. Helping Snowden cost them but they dont regret it. Remember you make a difference for them. https://fortherefugees.com/

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Justin Michael
18 months ago

I would help Edward snowden in anyway

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Ijo Tang
20 months ago

I admire the selflessness of the four families. Under limited allowance from the government, it is hard sustaining a reasonable live in this city and they are even taking the risk helping those indeed. Would like to contribute a bit. And before, may I understand how the funding will be distributed to the 4 families and is it guaranteed all funding will be on their hand at the end? This is a warm initiating :) Thank you.

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Jackie Gwen
21 months ago

Uhm, you people do realize what these people did was illegal ! By harboring an international criminal wanted by Interpol they better be careful what "help" they accept ....Deport!

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Gayan Dasanayake
18 months ago
1
1

Hey, why have they fled Sri Lanka??? The most amazing and beautiful country??? It couldn't be the civil war because that ended in May, 2009 almost 8 years ago! and it mostly affected few northern parts. Probably they had other issues, nothing wrong in the country! Come back man.

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Chandrani Gunaratna
18 months ago
1
1

This is not true. Sri Lankan government has strongly denied this saying that the claim is made to bolster the asyslum applications http://www.colombopage.com/archive_17A/Feb26_1488125097CH.php

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Roy Cheng
20 months ago
1
1

A lot of refugees in Hong Kong are economic refugees. They abuse and exploit the legal system for claiming persecution in their homeland. They are nothing but a burden to the scoiety and it actually hurts people who actually needs to seek asylum status.

+ Read More
Prakash Sinha
23 months ago
1
1

Why are they not allowed to work and why would they go to prison for 22 months ?

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Gargi Mitra Keeling
23 months ago

+1 what is their status in HK? refugee? If so, shouldn't the government give them a stipend? This is very troubling.

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Lee-anne
9 months ago

Please help my Sister https://www.gofundme.com/mea59-work-in-hong-kong

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Lee-anne
9 months ago

Please help my Sister https://www.gofundme.com/mea59-work-in-hong-kong

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Elangage Bihanrasanga Thisera
10 months ago
Jayne Russell
12 months ago

I'm in Hong Kong and have to say Thank you again to every person on here that has helped. The school year has just started and the two 5 year old girls are safely in Primary 1 and enjoying it beyond belief. They have uniforms, shoes, books....and friends. They have stability for the moment and we are fingers crossed that there is only one more move ahead; to a country that can protect them and end to the fear they have. Helping Snowden cost them but they dont regret it. Remember you make a difference for them. https://fortherefugees.com/

+ Read More
Justin Michael
18 months ago

I would help Edward snowden in anyway

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Ijo Tang
20 months ago

I admire the selflessness of the four families. Under limited allowance from the government, it is hard sustaining a reasonable live in this city and they are even taking the risk helping those indeed. Would like to contribute a bit. And before, may I understand how the funding will be distributed to the 4 families and is it guaranteed all funding will be on their hand at the end? This is a warm initiating :) Thank you.

+ Read More
Jackie Gwen
21 months ago

Uhm, you people do realize what these people did was illegal ! By harboring an international criminal wanted by Interpol they better be careful what "help" they accept ....Deport!

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