Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Embassy
The government of Ecuador announced officially Thursday that it would grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. "The Ecuador government, loyal to its tradition to protect those who seek refuge with us at our diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic asylum to Mr Assange," said Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño from Quito.
Ecuador Offers UK Compromise Over Sending Assange to Sweden
Ecuador has asked the British Foreign Office if Julian Assange could be sent to face accusations in Sweden while remaining under its protection. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Saturday that he was considering a transfer as an alternative for Assange to "remain under our protection while also satisfying the demands of the Swedish justice system". Assange has been living in Ecuador's diplomatic mission in London since mid-June to avoid extradition to Sweden. Britain has said he will be taken into custody if he leaves the mission.
Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange (video)
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño has announced that Ecuador has granted asylum to the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, currently in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Julian Assange asks for political asylum in Ecuador Embassy
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Seeking Asylum in Ecuador
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has 'taken refuge' in the Ecuador embassy, Tuesday evening in London. Assange is seeking political asylum in the country according to Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino. Officials in Ecuador are considering the request. "Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," stated Patino. Wikileaks is now tweeting that in 2010 Ecuador had offered Assange residency in the country, according to BBC news .