Intelligence and Investigation Talent Moves (15 December)

Ken Chan
3 min readDec 15, 2020

Early this month, Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA systems analyst who exposed the US spy programme, asked Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange:

https://twitter.com/Snowden/status/1334608745192677380

It has been more than 7 years since Snowden fled to Moscow. In October he was granted permanent residency in Russia, and now, with his wife Lindsay Mills, expecting their first baby boy.

For the older Julian Assange, the story is quite different. In 2012, he took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London to avoid the Swedish arrest warrant. Once his asylum was withdrawn in April 2019, he was immediately arrested by the police. Currently he is being held in HM Prison Belmarsh, reportedly in ill health, and waiting the court’s decision to extradite him to the US.

There have been continuous efforts to save Snowden and Assange, including online petitions:

For Assange, there have been protests on the street, in front of the court and prison. Some months ago, more than 160 current and former world leaders, lawmakers and diplomats signed an open letter to the UK Government, calling for the immediate release of Assange.

Also, there are a number of websites dedicated to Snowden and Assange, including but not limited to:

May justice always prevail. Next, we continue to look at some of the personnel changes in the intelligence, investigation and consultancy industry. The information is obtained through our sources as well as research of LinkedIn, Glassdoor, corporate and news websites etc.

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