Julian Paul Assange is an Australian computer programmer and founded WikiLeaks in 2006, when WikiLeaks published a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video (April 2010), the Afghanistan war logs (July 2010), the Iraq war logs (October 2010), and CableGate (November 2010). Following the 2010 leaks. And the US government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks.
He was granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012, since then he has remained in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
Zhou Fengsuo had been a leader of the Beijing Students Autonomous Federation. He organised a peaceful protest against the government which soon turned violent and, today is remembered as 'Tiananmen massacre'. Government sent Zhou to Yangyuan, a poor and isolated rural county in Hebei.
Then, he spent two decades in the US. And today, Zhou is a California-based financial analyst.
Benazir Bhutto was the first democratically elected female leader of a Muslim country. Charged of corruption, Bhutto spent several years in exile in London. She returned to Pakistan with plans to participate in the 2008 general election, but was killed during an attack at a Pakistan People's Party rally in late 2007.
Pablo Neruda was a Nobel Prize?winning Chilean poet who was once called "the greatest poet of the 20th century in any language".
Neruda joined the Communist Party of Chile in 1945, but by 1948 the Communist Party was under siege, and Neruda fled the country with his family. In 1952, he returned to his country,as the Chilean government withdrew its order to seize leftist writers and political figures.
Communist Leon Trotsky helped ignite the Russian Revolution of 1917, and built the Red Army afterward.
Trotsky was removed from power (October 1927), expelled from the Communist Party (November 1927), exiled to Alma?Ata in 1928, and exiled from the Soviet Union 1929. He continued to live in exile till he died in1940.
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was a German poet, playwright, and theater director of the 20th century. Brecht's political and satirical writing made him an early enemy of the National Socialists. Brecht escaped first to Switzerland, then to Scandinavia. With financial help from a fellow exile, Lion Feuchtwanger, Brecht was able to come to the United States.