He's making a run for it ...
Wikileaks' Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador Embassy
Jun 19, 2012
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is battling extradition to Sweden to face sexual misconduct charges, is seeking asylum at the Ecuador Embassy in London.
Update at 3:07 p.m. ET: Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patino, confirms that Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation's embassy in London and is seeking political asylum, the Associated Press reports from Quito. He says Ecuador is weighing the request.
Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden after two women accused him of sexual misconduct during a visit to the country in mid-2010.
Update at 2:51 p.m. ET: "Ecuador is studying and analyzing the request," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino tells reporters in Quito, according to Reuters.
Britain's top court last week rejected a bid by Assange to reconsider his extradition to Sweden for questioning over alleged sex crimes.
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I just find it interesting that every time you want to screw someone over, it's always related to sex.
You can kill, you can steal, you can rape and be a pedophile like Dick Chaney.... but if you sleep with hookers you're done.
Gives a whole new meaning to Wikileak.
must have friends in high places there....
There is an interesting connection between Japan and Equador.
What embassy dares give him asylum.
The Canadians wouldn't...........
as I say.
...he probably did consider the Japanese embassy.
But now he's more or less trapped in limbo....
Why do the yanks want this guy so badly?..............
Wikileaks’ Julian Assange is seeking asylum at Ecuador’s embassy in London
Thing is....there's a big difference between "seeking asylum" and "has taken refuge"Ecuador’s foreign minister says Wilikeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
So where are things at?
the balls is in Equador's court now..................
Will they defy the Americans?
and, of course, why Ecuador?
Anybody care to speculate?
This will become a movie.
Would make a hell of a series...............
The CIA and Homeland Security.
.........beware the industrial military complex....Eisenhower
I was hoping Assange would do a runner; getting extradited to Sweden could be a death sentence for him.
It's absolute bullshit if the U.S. says it doesn't have a secret indictment for Assange's arrest.
They want him; and they'll do what it takes to get him. He humiliated the U.S. military and it's fascist government.
Frederick Douglass: Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have found out the exact measure of injustice
and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these
will continue till they are resisted with either
words or blows, or with both.
“Don’t believe them, don’t fear them, don’t ask
anything of them.”
Yup - Uncle Sam really wants to shred him
I hope they do. He's a creepy little shit.
"Take this, brother; may it serve you well."
He's a fucking hero IMO, lets the world know what is actually going on.
Daniel Bedingfield claimed that his new album is what it would sound like if Sting, Stevie Wonder and Micheal Jackson were in a basement together - I haven't got the album so I'll have to imagine the sound of a blind bloke and a Geordie kicking the shit out of a pedophile.
If he makes a daring rooftop helicopter escape at nighttime or something then I'll root for him. Otherwise, ...
His current status is something for the lawyers I guess...
The Ecuadorian aren't likely to drag him kicking and screaming to the gates.
And if they do, what are the British charges against him?
Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg said that Assange "is serving our democracy and serving our rule of law precisely by challenging the secrecy regulations, which are not laws in most cases, in this country." On the issue of national security considerations for the U.S., Ellsberg added, "He's obviously a very competent guy in many ways. I think his instincts are that most of this material deserves to be out. We are arguing over a very small fragment that doesn't. He has not yet put out anything that hurt anybody's national security.
That's an interesting take on things.