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There is a group of people who sheltered Edward Snowden when in 2013 he was hiding in Hongkong. At the time, Snowden´s lawyer Tibbo had the very smart idea to ask the very people who themselves were in need of help for their support: refugees from Sri Lanka and the Philippines. For more see here. As we know, the plan worked and for quite some time, nobody got to know who had helped Snowden escape. But now their names have become public and somebody, it is not quite clear who, wants to get rid of them. Snowden has posted a video on youtube where he asks for help for the people who once helped him, see here. I hope it is o.k. to post this here, I just thought some of you might be interested, particularly so because Snowden asks the Canadian government to interfere and because I know there are many Canadians here around. Thank you very much for your time and attention!
I just read this story on Upworthy about how a team made up of refugees from various countries will compete under the Olympic flag at this summer Olympic Games. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) will provide the refugee athletes with scholarships to deal with any expenses they incur -training expenses, equipment, flight to and from Rio, etc. Two of the athletes are two girls from Syria who had to swim when the boat they were taking to Lesbos started to sink. http://www.upworthy.com/for-the-first-time-ever-refugees-will-make-up-an-entire-team-at-the-olympic-games?c=upw1