Prominent Americans Urge Ecuador to Grant Political Asylum to Julian Assange [LeakSource]
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LONDON, June 25 - Robert Naiman, Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy, delivered a letter to the Ecuadorean Embassy today, signed by prominent Americans urging President Correa of Ecuador to grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's petition for political asylum. Assange faces the threat of prosecution by the United States Government under the US Espionage Act of 1917 for his role in publishing leaked US diplomatic cables.
Naiman also presented a petition signed by more than four thousand Americans urging President Correa to approve the request for asylum.
The letter and the petition were received by Consul Fidel Narvaez.