19th June 2012 21:17
Julian Assange seeks political asylum.
Ed Geraghty commented on reports that Julian Assange is seeking political asylum in London's Ecuadorian Embassy:
"It is extremely unfortunate that Mr Assange has felt the need to take this step. Assange has maintained that this extradition is politically motivated and it would appear he feels that the Australian government is unable or unwilling to provide him with the support he needs."
"No matter what happens with Assange, it is important to remember that Wikileaks is far bigger than any one person and that their increasingly important work must go on."
"Every day, whistleblowers of all types face terrible risks when exposing wrong-doing in ever more challenging and dangerous situations, as governments world-wide, including in the UK, are pushing for more thorough and pervasive surveillance. Wikileaks and similar organisations work hard to ensure that dangerous practises, illegality and serious issues that are in the public interest are exposed - The Pirate Party UK supports them in that effort."
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