They WANT publicity. This is the whole point. Obviously they'd like asylum as well, but they WANT publicity to shine on what has happened to them - they want the world to know that the British Govt can arrest, charge you and imprison you for writing something that is legal.
What this means in its simplest form is that any of you Americans who write something on here that can be read by someone in England, can be arrested for it the minute you set foot on English soil.
So the next time you type something not politically correct about the jews or deny the holocaust, you could be doing seven years if the Brit. Govt. ever catch you on Brit. soil EVEN THOUGH it is legal for you to type it where you are.
THAT'S why they want the publicity.
Above post is my opinion unless it's a quote.