August 16, 2012

The Circus Surrounding Assange Will Continue

Reid Smith, Spectacle Blog

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In London, the Olympic village may have pulled up stakes, but the circus surrounding Julian Assange looks bound for the long haul. As you may have read, Ecuador has granted asylum to the embattled Wikileaks founder, who is wanted by British authorities for extradition to Sweden, where he awaits sexual assault charges.

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Ecuador Is Right to Give Assange Asylum
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