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Julian Assange seeks asylum in Equador

by MarkFlax Forum moderator / June 19, 2012 10:48 PM PDT
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange faces arrest, police say.

Assange is on bail in the UK at present pending his appeal against the British court's decision that he can be extradited to Sweden to answer questions over rape and sexual assault allegations.

He walked in to Equador's London Embassy last night to seek asylum.

Mr Assange, 40, whose conditions included staying at his bail address between 2200 and 0800 BST, spent Tuesday night at the embassy.

Last week he failed to reopen an appeal against his extradition to Sweden.


Ecuador had said it was "studying and analysing" Mr Assange's request for asylum.


Last Thursday, seven judges at the UK's Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange's attempt to reopen his extradition appeal as being "without merit".

Assange is also wanted in the USA to face questions and possible charges against treason for the government papers he has leaked over the last few years.

I'm not sure what to make of this reporter's article. He says last week Assange failed to re-open an appeal, but then he goes on to say that last week the Supreme Court ruled against his attempt to re-open his appeal.

I do wish reporters would learn how to timeline their reports.

Equador huh? I hear it's nice, this time of year.

By spending the night in the embassy he has breached the terms of his bail, and that is why the police want to arrest him.

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What a guy
by Willy / June 20, 2012 3:46 AM PDT

South America the place the Nazis went after the WWII. The laws got changed or more protective of their citizens and/or people living there, thus non-extradition of same. So, you figure he looking for a way out? -----Willy Happy

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What a lair!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 20, 2012 3:51 AM PDT
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(NT) LOL, so did a lot of Jews!
by James Denison / June 20, 2012 4:52 AM PDT
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