WikiLeaks' Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador
Officials in the South American nation are considering a request for political asylum from the WikiLeaks founder, who faces extradation from the U.K. to Sweden.
Ecuador is considering a political asylum request from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Reuters reported today.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters that the country is "studying and analyzing the request."
Assange faces extradition from the U.K. to Sweden overafter Britain's Supreme Court late last month.
BNO News reported that Assange is seeking asylum due to the "abandonment" of his home country of Australia, according to a Google Translate version of a statement from Assange.