Refugees Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana head to a press conference at the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: SCMP / David Wong

Rejected by Hong Kong, first asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden are granted refugee status by Canada

  • Vanessa Rodel, an asylum seeker from the Philippines, and her seven-year-old daughter were due to land in Toronto
  • Rodel was among a group of vulnerable asylum seekers who sheltered NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden while he hid in Hong Kong in 2013
Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia

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Refugees Vanessa Rodel and her daughter Keana head to a press conference at the Immigration Tower in Wan Chai, Hong Kong in 2017. Photo: SCMP / David Wong
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