Democracy Now: Assange Calls for Guarantees on Avoiding U.S. Extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is calling for diplomatic guarantees he won’t be pursued by the United States should he end up being extradited to Sweden. Assange remains at the Ecuadorian embassy in London after seeking refuge in a last-ditch bid to avoid being sent to Sweden, where he faces questioning on allegations of sexual assault. Speaking earlier today, Assange suggested a deal could be reached if he were able to receive assurances the Obama administration would drop a grand jury investigation or that Sweden would deny his extradition into U.S. hands. Assange remains concerned the White House will target him for WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of leaked classified government cables.

~ by wheresthemic on June 25, 2012.

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