Edward Snowden did a very brave thing of exposing how the American government spies on its citizens, foreigners, and allied nations. Thanks to his efforts the web is now a safer place from spying by large corporations and governments.
When Snowden needed help fleeing from the long spying arm of the American military he turned to refugees. While in Hong Kong Snowden stayed with people who also fled to the city for protection. It’s a story of people fleeing prosecution from overbearing governments helping one another.
Last week some of those kind and brave refugees landed in Canada and granted asylum.
There are a few more refugees who helped Snowden in Hong Kong, you can support them over at For the Refugees.
Canada granted asylum to four people who hid former NSA contractor Edward Snowden in their tiny Hong Kong apartments when he was on the run after stealing a trove of classified documents.
The four â€“ Supun Thilina Kellapatha, Nadeeka Dilrukshi Nonis and their children Sethumdi and Dinath â€“ landed in Toronto on Tuesday and were due to go on to Montreal to â€œstart their new livesâ€, non-profit For the Refugees said in a statement.