After spending four months with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Russia, Wikileaks journalist Sarah Harrison released a statement earlier this afternoon on the Wikileaks website. Harrison worked with the Wikileaks team to safely guarantee Snowden’s protection as he traveled from Hong Kong to Latin America. When Snowden’s passport was revoked by the US government during their transit to Latin America, Harrison secured asylum for Snowden in Russia.
“Whilst Edward Snowden is safe and protected until his asylum visa is due to be renewed in nine months’ time, there is still much work to be done. The battle Snowden joined against state surveillance and for government transparency is one that WikiLeaks – and many others – have been fighting, and will continue to fight” writes Harrison.
Harrison has been advised by her lawyers to not return to the UK after her involvement with Snowden. She arrived in Germany this past weekend and will remain there indefinitely.
Read Sarah Harrison’s full statement here.