Sunday, March 05, 2017
Three asylum seeker families who sheltered U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to search for them. Relatives in Sri Lanka of one of the families had been "questioned, harassed and threatened" by Sri Lankan officials, said Robert Tibbo, who was also Snowden's Hong Kong lawyer. Tibbo called on Hong Kong authorities to protect the families, because he thinks they're at risk of being "unlawfully renditioned" out of Hong Kong. "We do not believe that the Hong Kong government has provided the protection that our clients are entitled to receive as asylum seekers in Hong Kong," Tibbo says.
The families went public after their brush with history was immortalized in the Oliver Stone film "Snowden." "We are part of history because we did good things," Supun Kellapatha told CNN in October last year.
Admin's note: Participants in this discussion must follow the site's moderation policy. Profanity will be filtered. Abusive conduct is not allowed.