Fam­i­lies who took in Snow­den look for asy­lum

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

The fam­i­lies who shel­tered United States fugi­tive Ed­ward Snow­den in Hong Kong need to be brought to Canada im­me­di­ately while the coun­try pro­cesses their asy­lum claims, their lawyers said Mon­day. Hong Kong-based at­tor­ney Robert Tibbo said Canada needs to take this “ex­cep­tional” step and al­low the seven peo­ple to en­ter the coun­try af­ter the Hong Kong govern­ment re­jected their asy­lum ap­pli­ca­tions last Fri­day. The seven peo­ple — four adults and their three chil­dren — al­legedly helped hide Snow­den when the fugi­tive was in the re­gion in 2013.

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