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Canada grants asylum to family harboring Snowden

MOSCOW, 29 Sep. Canadian authorities granted asylum to a family from Sri Lanka, which in 2013 sheltered fugitive ex-CIA officer Edward Snowden, who was hiding in Hong Kong at the time, according to a statement from For the Refugees, a Canadian refugee organization. Sri Lankans Supun Tilina Kellapatha and Nadika Dilrukshi Nonis and their two children, Setumdi and Dinat, will receive the status of permanent residents of Canada. The family is part of a group of refugees from Sri Lanka and the Philippines who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong. In 2017, the authorities of this special administrative region of the PRC denied them asylum, as the media reported then. “We are immensely pleased to see that this long ordeal has finally come to an end for Supun, Nadika and their children,” said For the Refugees President Mark -Andre Seguen – It is emphasized that two more refugees arrived in Canada in 2019 to help Snowden take refuge in Hong Kong – the Filipino Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana. Now in Hong Kong there remains another Sri Lankan who also helped Snowden – Ajit Pushpakumara, whose safety, as For the Refugees emphasized, is “under threat.” The Guardian is a series of classified materials about the surveillance programs of the US and UK intelligence services on the Internet. Biography of Edward Snowden After that, he flew to Hong Kong, and from there to Moscow, where for some time he was in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo airport. After refusals from a number of other countries, Russia granted Snowden temporary asylum for a period of one year on condition that he cease his activities against the United States. In August 2014, Snowden received a three-year residence permit, which allows him to travel not only in Russia, but also for her outside. Subsequently, Snowden was issued an indefinite residence permit in Russia. In November 2020, lawyer Anatoly Kucherena announced Snowden's intention to obtain Russian citizenship. Snowden told how he was “trapped” in Russia


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