Democracy Now: Ecuadorian Ambassador to U.K. Summoned for Assange Talks


Ecuador’s ambassador to Britain has returned home to discuss WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s bid for political amnesty. Assange has spent a week in the Ecuadorian embassy in London seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces questioning on allegations of sexual assault. Assange and his supporters say he is ultimately concerned with avoiding being sent to the United States to face punishment for WikiLeaks publishing classified U.S. diplomatic cables. Ecuadorian ambassador Anna Alban said Assange’s bid remains under review.
Anna Alban: “We have offered him the ease to survive — food and access to some people that come to visit him. We are diligently providing him with the basics. This is what we have undertaken while this matter is worked out and a decision is made according to the Ecuadorian government’s position.”

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~ by wheresthemic on June 26, 2012.

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