Ajith Pushpakumara, a Sri Lankan refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden. Photo: Edward Wong

As ‘Snowden angels’ start new life in Canada, other asylum seekers in Hong Kong are filled with greater anxiety, hope

  • Former soldier Ajith Pushpakumara and a family of four from Sri Lanka hope to regain their freedom soon
  • They had all sheltered Edward Snowden when he was in Hong Kong
Topic |   Edward Snowden

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Ajith Pushpakumara, a Sri Lankan refugee who sheltered Edward Snowden. Photo: Edward Wong
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Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, talk to media at Toronto airport. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP

Asylum seekers who sheltered Edward Snowden embrace new life in Canada after ‘living in hell’ in Hong Kong

  • Vanessa Mae Rodel and her seven-year-old daughter touch down in Toronto with plans to settle in Montreal
  • Five other asylum seekers remain in Hong Kong, hoping Canada will accept their refugee claims
Topic |   Asylum seekers in Asia

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Vanessa Rodel and her daughter, Keana, talk to media at Toronto airport. Photo: The Canadian Press via AP
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