Lula expresses ‘solidarity’ with WikiLeaks

Looks like WikiLeaks finally has a world leader interested in defending it, as Agence France-Presse reports: Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday expressed “solidarity” with jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, criticising the Australian activist’s arrest as a blow against “freedom of expression.” At a public event in the Brazilian capital, Lula blasted ...

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YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images
YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Looks like WikiLeaks finally has a world leader interested in defending it, as Agence France-Presse reports:

Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday expressed "solidarity" with jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, criticising the Australian activist's arrest as a blow against "freedom of expression."

Looks like WikiLeaks finally has a world leader interested in defending it, as Agence France-Presse reports:

Brazil’s President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday expressed “solidarity” with jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, criticising the Australian activist’s arrest as a blow against “freedom of expression.”

At a public event in the Brazilian capital, Lula blasted Assange’s arrest and expressed “solidarity with exposing documents” which WikiLeaks has claimed as its mandate.

Assange has “exposed a diplomacy that had appeared unreachable,” said Lula, who criticised of a failure of other governments to challenge Assange’s detention.

“They have arrested him and I don’t hear so much as a single protest for freedom of expression,” he said.

(H/T Glenn Greenwald)

Charles Homans is a special correspondent for the New Republic and the former features editor of Foreign Policy.

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