An excellent turn-out at October KonnectioNZ last Friday - the Wines Spies Torture & Greed! 2016seminar - thanks to all those who came. Given by Auckland University law graduate and HK Barrister Robert Tibbo, Edward Snowden's lawyer and whose role was featured in the Oliver Stone movie Snowden, talked on a variety of current legal topics, and not just Snowden.
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Of course the Edward Snowden case was well-covered, including details not earlier released relating to Snowden's tribulations as his story broke in HK in 2013 and his sheltering by self-less asylum seekers. An interesting, thought-provoking and entertaining evening for all and an active Q&A session naturally followed, with many conspiracies being considered!
This popular seminar given by Edward Snowden's HK lawyer has been rescheduled to coincide with the showing of the Oliver Stone directed movie "Snowden" in Hong Kong now, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicholas Cage and Clint's son Scott Eastwood.
As reported in the South China Morning Post, Snowden, Greenwald & Poitras donated US$20,000 to the asylum seekers in Hong Kong who sheltered the whistleblower.
You too can donate to these courageous asylum seekers at their GoFundMe page here.
See some recent media articles:
Meet the Kiwi Lawyer who hid Snowden (National Post)
How Snowden Escaped Hong Kong (National Post)
Hong Kong Refugees Helped Hide Snowden (The Guardian)
Interview with a Wanted Man (Handelsblatt)
This popular seminar given by Edward Snowden's HK lawyer was scheduled to coincide with the showing of the Oliver Stone directed movie "Snowden" released in Hong Kong early October, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nicholas Cage and Clint's son Scott Eastwood.
See SCMP Review of Snowden the Movie
Attendees were also treated to a tasting of some exquisite NZ wines: Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011, Mills Reef Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2011, and Waimea Sauvignon Blanc 2015 & Gewurtztraminer 2013.
NZ Society Wines Spies Torture Greed! seminar was kindly supported by wine'n'things.