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    "Brazilian President Inácio Lula da Silva on Thursday expressed solidarity with Julian Assange, criticising his arrest as a blow against freedom of expression, reports AFP. "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."

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said, also on Thursday, that the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange showed the West was hypocritical in its criticism of Russia's record on democracy, reports Reuters.

    According to a report by The Guardian, Kremlin officials are urging NGOs to nominate Julian Assange for the Nobel Prize: "'Public and non-governmental organisations should think of how to help him,' the source from inside president Dmitry Medvedev's office told Russian news agencies. Speaking in Brussels, where Medvedev was attending a Russia-EU summit yesterday , the source went on: 'Maybe, nominate him as a Nobel Prize laureate.'"

    without the ants the rainforest dies

    by aliasalias on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 01:04:27 PM PST

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    •  LOL (0+ / 0-)

      He definitely should get a Nobel Prize.

      But how hypocritical are these guys in the Kremlin of all places to be crying crocodile tears over freedom of the press.  LOL Most politicians are a cynical bunch, they really have no shame.

      "Why would our government connect an extension of unemployment benefits with tax cuts for billionaires?" One Pissed Off Liberal

      by Frisbeetarian on Thu Dec 09, 2010 at 07:40:15 PM PST

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