Hong Kong Refugees Helped Protect Edward Snowden After NSA Leak

Supporters of whistleblower Edward Snowden are raising funds for the refugees in Hong Kong who helped him evade capture in the two weeks in 2013 that he was America’s most wanted man.

One of Snowden’s attorneys, Robert Tibbo, revealed in an exclusive interview with Canada’s National Post that in the weeks that followed Snowden’s leak of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents, he stayed with Vietnamese, Indonesian, Filipino, African, and Sri Lankan refugee families in poverty-stricken areas of Hong Kong, who said they felt solidarity with him as a displaced person.

The Post spoke with one of the men who helped protect Snowden, who said he vaguely recognized the nervous-looking American skulking around the United Nations building in the Tsim Sha Tsui district of Kowloon, but couldn’t place him. TheĀ Post reports:

Tibbo revealed the information after director Oliver Stone pressed him for information on those missing two weeks while doing research for his biopic of the whistleblower, Snowden.

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