Ecuador: Emilio Palacio, journalist granted political asylum United States

Posted on August 30, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics, United States

Ecuadorian journalist Emilio Palacio — sentenced last year to three years in prison for denouncing President Rafael Correa — has been granted political asylum here in the United States. Palacio announced the news this morning during a press conference with his lawyers. He pointed out, however, that he received notice of the decision just 24 hours after Correa had controversially granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum in Ecuador. Read Article

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