“Prominent Americans urge Ecuador to accept Julian Assange’s asylum request” @ The Guardian

Posted on June 27, 2012

Ben Quinn — June 25, 2012: “A letter signed by leading US figures in support of WikiLeaks founderJulian Assange‘s application for political asylum in Ecuador has been delivered to the country’s London embassy.

Among those who signed the letter were Michael MooreOliver Stone,Noam Chomsky and Danny Glover.

Other signatories included the author Naomi Wolf, comedian Bill Maher and Daniel Ellsberg, the former US military analyst turned whistleblower, who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971 and has been a long-standing supporter of Assange.

Robert Naiman, policy director at the Just Foreign Policy campaign group, delivered the letter to the embassy on Monday, along with a petition signed by more than four thousand Americans urging President Rafael Correa to approve Assange’s request for asylum………………………….”

Read more at The Guardian.