May 22, 2013
Ecuador Reportedly Offers Sanctuary to Assange
Posted on Aug 15, 2012
Sources within the Ecuadorean government report that President Rafael Correa has agreed to grant asylum to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by Sweden for alleged sexual misconduct, and by the United States for publishing state secrets.
To get to the airport, however, Assange has to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he is said to have lived in a single room for the past many weeks. Assange violated house arrest to take refuge in the embassy and has been wanted by the British government since.
It appears that Assange could be arrested as soon as he sets foot outside of the embassy. His apprehension and extradition to Sweden could result in his eventual transfer to the United States, where it is believed authorities have already indicted him secretly. If found guilty under the Espionage Act, Assange could be executed.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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