WikiLeaks Attorney Praises Ecuador for Considering Snowden Asylum Request Despite US Pressure

25 Jun 2013

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WikiLeaks is playing a central role in helping National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden apply for political asylum in Ecuador. Michael Ratner, an attorney for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, praised Ecuador for standing up to the United States. "They’re trying to bully other countries, not only by pulling his passport away so that he can’t travel, but by saying, 'Send him back to us. Don't take him in. There’ll be consequences,’" Ratner says. "But none of those are legal. They’re all just a big country beating up on small countries…But the real point here is that some countries are willing to stand up to the United States right now. Ecuador seems to be one of them."

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