first_imgIt is hard to feel a lot of sympathy for the egotistical Julian Assange, but, if he is to be extradited to the United States (Report, 12 April), can we expect the American pilots who the leaked video shows casually and deliberately firing on unarmed civilians to be extradited to Iraq to face war crimes charges?John MarrExeter• I was disappointed not to see the name of Emyr Humphreys in the birthday column. A distinguished author of many novels and of poetry, he’s been a leading light in Welsh-related literature for decades. I was fortunate to be taught drama by him at Bangor University in the 1960s, where his enthusiasm for Ibsen, Strindberg and his beloved Chekhov was apparent and infectious. A great man indeed. And he celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday.Norbert GoughWarrington, Cheshire• Had Jon Snow been watching the conclusion of the Masters golf tournament on Sunday, he could justifiably have repeated his comment about the number of white people (Journal, 13 April). To be fair, I did notice one black man.Roderick MacFarquharEdinburgh• Marina Hyde (Nigel Farage is the hero no one in Britain needs right now, 13 April) recalls the lines from Bertolt Brecht’s Life of Galileo: “Unhappy the land that has no heroes.” “No. Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.” Jane MaguireNorwich• Picaroon’s ace clue (Cryptic crossword, 12 April) bears repetition. “How Brexit begins with hopeless nationalist.” (Answer, Blimp.)Rupert BesleyNewport, Isle of Wight• Join the debate – email [email protected]• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit• Do you have a photo you’d like to share with Guardian readers? Click here to upload it and we’ll publish the best submissions in the letters spread of our print edition letters Topics Julian Assange Share on Facebook Golf … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest War crimes Share via Email Share on Messenger Share on WhatsAppcenter_img Nigel Farage UK Independence party (Ukip) Brief letters Share on Twitter The Masters Share on LinkedIn Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Tiger Woods Reuse this contentlast_img

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