June 24, 2012
Ecuador says it is giving serious consideration to giving Julian Assange political asylum, after the founder of the WikiLeaks website made the request at the country’s embassy in London. British authorities say they will arrest Assange if he leaves the embassy.
Julian Assange walked into the Ecuadorian Embassy on Tuesday and has been staying there ever since. He spoke to a radio station in his native Australia from the embassy.
“Ecuador back in 2010 suggested that perhaps I should come to Ecuador and be given residency, so they are sympathetic over a long period of time so we hope that the asylum application will be viewed favorably,” he said.
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- Wikileaks’ Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador embassy (insomniacanonymous.wordpress.com)
- Julian Assange will be arrested regardless of Ecuador asylum decision (telegraph.co.uk)
- Ambassador heads to Ecuador for Assange talks (independent.co.uk)
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- Julian Assange asylum request considered in Ecuador (globalpost.com)