Thursday, December 9, 2010
Vladimir Putin and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva support Assange and Wikileaks
It's official now, Russia and Brazil support Assange and Wikileaks. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange showed the West was hypocritical in its criticism of Russia's record on democracy. 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."
That's 2 out of 4 BRICs. Let's see if the remaining two show some courage now.