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Author Topic: WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum at Ecuador embassy  (Read 2320 times)
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« on: 20 June 2012, 07:21:35 »
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WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum at Ecuador embassy

7:22pm EDT
By Alexandra Valencia and Avril Ormsby


QUITO/LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and asked for asylum, officials said on Tuesday, in a last-ditch bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations.
Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his country would weigh the request from the 40-year-old hacker, famous for leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables.
The appeal for protection was the latest twist in Assange's 18-month fight against being sent to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two female former WikiLeaks volunteers.
The situation threatens to inflame tensions between the government of Rafael Correa, Ecuador's leftist and ardently anti-Washington president, and U.S. authorities, who accuse Assange of damaging its foreign relations with his leaks.
It is also an embarrassment for Britain, where the Foreign Office whose foreign ministry on Tuesday confirmed Assange was beyond the reach of its police in the Ecuadorean embassy.
"Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," Patino told reporters in Quito. He added that any decision would be made with "respect for norms and principles of international law".
The Andean nation in 2010 invited Assange to seek residency there but quickly backed off the idea, accusing him of breaking U.S. laws.

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« Reply #1 on: 20 June 2012, 13:07:54 »
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Poor soul:)
Something comes into my mind.....if you try to hit a big boy dont cry if he hits back at you :-)
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« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2012, 22:44:43 »
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I felt that way to start with however the longer this has gone on the more concerned I become.

We often argue that the truth is the first casualty of the media and yet here is a guy that published the truth warts and all and now he is facing prison time for some extremely dodgy charges.

The question for me in all of this is should we not be concerned that if you embarrass the government (and that is all that they did) there is a good chance you will wake up in a prison cell is this really the society we want to create?

I guess what it boils down to is do we have a right to know what people are doing in our names and if the answer is no then aren't we really little more than an elected dictatorship?
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« Reply #3 on: 21 June 2012, 01:21:55 »
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Concur 100%.

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« Reply #4 on: 21 June 2012, 13:40:11 »
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With his so called leaking he exposed the lives of servicemen everywhere, not only US soldiers and law enforcement officers.
Each day he spends in prison is a good day.
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« Reply #5 on: 22 June 2012, 10:34:49 »
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With his so called leaking he exposed the lives of servicemen everywhere, not only US soldiers and law enforcement officers.
Each day he spends in prison is a good day.


Even if that time in prison is on trumped up charges?

It worries me that people are happy to throw freedoms out the window and pervert justice to reach a conclusion that does no one justice.
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