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Sega - Bulgaria | Monday, August 20, 2012

Assange in exchange for Pussy Riot

A number of government representatives from Europe and the US protested on Friday the verdict against the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. But with their investigations against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange they render themselves no less guilty than Moscow, writes the daily Sega, and proposes a Cold War-style exchange of prisoners: "If our democratic societies appreciate Pussy Riot and despise Assange, we should propose a fair exchange to Moscow: Give us your Pussy Rioters and we'll give you our Assange. Then we'll see who's better at sticking to their principles; whether Europe is a good stage for Pussy Riot and whether Moscow is happy to let Assange comb through its diplomatic archives. ... We just need to find a suitable place for the exchange of prisoners, like Glienicke Bridge in Potsdam once was. But such a place doesn't exist any more. The world is no longer divided into good and evil. Everyone swears by the same democratic values as long as they apply to others and not to themselves."

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