— The Erimtan Angle —

‘On Tuesday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy inLondon,UK. At a press conference today inQuito, the foreign minister said to the media that the government is evaluating the request and looking into the rules of international law. Back in 2010 the country offered the whistleblower citizenship, but why is Assange seeking to depart toEcuadornow? RT America’s Web Producer Andrew Blake helps us answer some of these pressing questions. (19 June 2012)’.

The Ecuadorian Embassy released this statement: ‘The decision to consider Mr. Assange’s application for protective asylum should in no way be interpreted as the government of Ecuadorinterfering in the judicial processes of either the United Kingdomor Sweden’.[1]


[1] “Ecuador says WikiLeaks founder Assange is seeking asylum” CNN (19 June 2012). http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/19/world/europe/ecuador-assange-asylum/index.html.

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