Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who has been driven out of his home country due to a witch hunt launched by the US government, has finally been able to get political asylum in Ecuador. Assange has been in limelight ever since he was accused of sexual misconduct and tried by the Swedish government. It is widely believed that the Swedish government move was made under pressure from the USA. The USA has been facing several tough and embarassing moments of late due to some devastating leaks by Assange through his website Wikileaks. These "cables", as these leaks are called, show the US state department in very poor light.
Wikileaks is a website devoted to disseminating hitherto classified or secret information related to mostly the working of different governments and organizations around the world. Assange had claimed some months ago that he had confirmed evidence regarding the mind-boggling amounts of black money stashed by Indian politicians in Swiss banks.