Edward Snowden has not forgotten about the families that sheltered him while he was in hiding in Hong Kong. The famed NSA whistleblower used his Twitter account to solicit donations to help them (refugees living in Hong Kong) move to Canada.
Need a last minute gift for the activist in your life? Help the refugees who kept me safe underground resettle in ????:https://t.co/8uBbJse6ap— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) December 24, 2016
“Need a last minute gift for the activist in your life? Help the refugees who kept me safe underground resettle in [Canada]," Snowden tweeted, while also linking to a fundraising page on Fundrazr.
The family members sheltered Snowden in 2013 when he was escaping arrest by American authorities for releasing classified information. Snowden eventually made his way to Russia where he is currently staying.
Their identities were kept secret until September. Filipina Vanessa Mae Bondalian Rodel and Sri Lankan natives Ajith Pushpakumara and Supun Thilina Kellapatha are seeking asylum in Canada.
The fundraising page refers to them as Snowden's "Guardian Angels."