Sarah Harrison – Edward Snowden’s Travel Companion – Is Top WikiLeaks Activist

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Sarah Harrison, assistant to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, thanks supporters outside Ecuador’s embassy in west London on June 21, 2012. (Business Insider)

Wikileaks announced earlier that Harrison was traveling with Edward Snowden today on his flight from Hong Kong to Moscow.

Business Insider Australia reported:

Russia’s Interfax news agency reports that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is hanging out at the Russian airport, waiting for a flight to Cuba, and is accompanied a woman named Sarah Harrison.

Harrison is the closest adviser to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who orchestrated the release of reams of classified U.S. government documents and other embarrassing information,

Wikileaks confirmed: “Miss Harrison has courageously assisted Mr. Snowden with his lawful departure from Hong Kong and is accompanying Mr. Snowden in his passage to safety.”.

Harrison is a UK citizen, journalist, legal researcher, and section editor for WikiLeaks.

She previously worked as an investigative researcher for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Here’s Harrison in July 2012 reading a statement from Assange — who, like Snowden, isavoiding U.S. prosecution for espionage — about the release of the Syria Files i.e., emails from the Syrian government.

Wikileaks has this on Harrison:

Sarah Harrison is a UK citizen, journalist, and legal researcher who is currently working with the WikiLeaks Legal Defense team led by former Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon.

Miss Harrison has worked on important investigative projects that have uncovered serious human rights violations and aspects of the global surveillance industry in her capacity as a journalist and section editor for WikiLeaks, and as an investigative researcher for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

UPDATE: Snowden is heading to Ecuador.

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