IAMA guy who has helped 3 ex-muslims escape their country while facing death threats for expressing their views. AMAA.
Over the Last year and a half I provided financial support to these individuals forced into hiding for openly expressing themselves in ways that is considered taboo in their respective countries. All three have successfully made it out of their country to countries where they are able to express themselves without (or at least with out as many) death threats.
The views these individuals had to go into hiding over ranged from atheism to feminism.
Obviously anonymity is of utmost importance in situations like this, so I've sent proof to the mods.
Ask me Almost Anything. (Don't ask me to reveal the identity of these individuals or myself).
Reoccurring Questions Answered Here
COST: I have spent just under 1k USD helping these individuals. This covered the cost of living for the time it took them to get out of the country for 2 of them, and it covered 2 plane tickets to Europe.
HOW I GOT INVOLVED: I'm a big proponent of freedom of expression, so I joined some petition groups on Facebook for individuals facing punishment for expressing themselves. I started reading secularist blogs (what I could with google translate anyway), and before you know it an opportunity to help presented itself. A young adult was forced to flee his own home because of death threats (he was also beaten by his father), and helping him through it was the least I felt I could do. He is currently going through the asylum process in a European country. From there, this person's contacts in the blogging community allowed me to get in touch with the other two when they received death threats.
IS IT DANGEROUS TO HELP?: I don't feel as if I'm taking a risk by helping out these individuals
EDIT 1: Okay, this is blowing up really fast, and I need to take a break to shower and eat, I'll be back and I'll try to consolidate some of the redundant answers into an edit.
EDIT 2: Okay I'm back and I've added responses to repeated questions.
EDIT 3: Taking a Break again
EDIT 4: Back at it again
EDIT 5: Out for the night
EDIT 6: Still haven't gotten a response from the mods.
EDIT 7: I have contacted one of the people I helped and given a link to the mods with his Arabic blog email contact information. I've asked the mods to contact him so that they can confirm that I did indeed help, although since they have been entirely unresponsive I'm not holding my breath for it. This will be the last update unless I hear back from the mods. There is only so much I can do with mods who seem uninterested in doing the job they signed up for.
As far as proof goes, here is an update: I initially provided the mod with the following:
Links that verify the identity of the 3 ex-muslims and that they indeed faced prosecution and death threats.
Messages of correspondence with individuals thanking me for my help, and confirming the acceptance of money transfers
Passports of 2 of the individuals
Images of all 3 individuals showing that they are no longer in their home countries and now in europe.
The mods responded saying that it proved that I knew them but not that I rescued them.
I have responded to the mod saying that I never claimed that I rescued them, but that I helped in their attempts to leave their country.
I also sent an additional screen cap of an email confirming that a payment was made when it was not safe for these individuals to leave the house, and asking what exactly they were looking for that would constitute as proof.
The mods have not responded to me.