As we all know, Ecuador has decided to grant political asylum to the Wikileaks co-founder, Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the South American country’s embassy in London since June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is due to face charges of rape and sexual assault. Assange has sought political asylum in Ecuador after exhausting the appeals process against the extradition warrant issued by Stockholm.

Paul Zanetti (b. 1961) is an Australian cartoonist. He began working with The Sun (Australia) at the age of 16 and has since worked for major national  newspapers like the Sydney Daily Telegraph. In 1994 he won a Walkley Award, the Australian equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

Ack: Presseurop.

One Response

  1. john in cheshire says:

    My sympathies lie with Mr Assange, because I’m not sure what he has done that is so wrong. Indirectly, we’ve paid for the information that he published, and its release doesn’t seem to have caused a major calamity. Our enemies probably know the details anyway, and Mr Assange was only the messenger. So, why the persecution? Also, he’s not an American citizen, as far as I know, so he can’t be accused of treason. The reports I’ve heard from US politicians; talking about him being summarily shot; are absolutely outrageous and for that reason alone, I hope he manages to survive the attacks directed at him by the International bullies of the US, the UK and socialist, muslim-loving Sweden.

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