Dorian is a journalist & producer at Al Jazeera English. The New York Times, Politico, TIME, VICE, Fortune, Narratively & Teen Vogue have featured his work. Get in touch: email@example.com
It was nearly midnight when Vanessa Mae Rodel, a Filipino asylum seeker living in Hong Kong, heard a knock at the door of her tiny apartment. She wasn't expecting any visitors, but opened the door to see her immigration attorney, accompanied by a stranger. Little did Rodel know then but the visitor was Edward Snowden, fresh on the run from the US government.
For five hours, Farhan Ahmed and Mohamed Mualim trekked through the barren and frigid snow-swept fields dividing North Dakota from the Canadian prairies. The snow was knee-deep and it was nearly -20 degrees Celsius. Then, out of the darkness, a highway appeared. They had arrived in Canada.
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