5 Notable Asylum-Seekers

BY Jeremy Blackman  August 16, 2012 at 4:35 PM EDT

Julian Assange, granted asylum from Ecuador on Thursday, is not the only famous asylum-seeker. We look at four more in the above slide show.

Sweden is seeking Assange’s extradition to answer for accusations of sexual assault. Assange angered U.S. officials when his WikiLeaks website released thousands of classified documents related to the Afghanistan war and diplomatic memorandums about other foreign leaders.

In September 2011, NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez looked at the fallout of the WikiLeaks document dump of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables with Wired’s Kim Zetter:

On Thursday’s NewsHour, we’ll have more on Julian Assange’s case from Independent Television News.