Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' dream of better life

Supun Thilina Kellapatha and his partner Nadeeka are Sri Lankan refugees who helped shelter fugitive whistleblower Edward SnowdenLike many four year olds, Sethumdi says she dreams of meeting Father Christmas. The story of how impoverished refugees helped Snowden evade authorities in 2013 only emerged in September, propelling them into the media spotlight. Former National Security Agency contractor Snowden hid out in Hong Kong where he initiated one of the largest data leaks in US history, fuelling a firestorm over mass surveillance.

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