Sexual predator Julian Assange demands U.S. Cease 'Witch Hunt'
Julian Assange stepped onto a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London Sunday to demand that the U.S. end its persecution of WikiLeaks. It was his first public appearance since taking refuge inside the embassy in June.
"I ask President Obama to do the right thing," he said. "The United States must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks."
Update @ 9:47 a.m. ET: 'War On Whistleblowers'
Also in his brief statement, Assange thanked Ecuador, its president and several other supportive Latin American states before turning his attention to the United States and Britain. The Guardian has a few quotes:
"There must be no more foolish talk about prosecuting any media organisation, be it Wikileaks or the New York Times."
"The US war on whistleblowers must end"
Assange also called for the release of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the alleged source of a WikiLeaks dump who now faces prosecution by the U.S. military.
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