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Mother of WikiLeaks Assange Speaks Out on Assylum to Ecuador
Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador.
The country’s Foreign Minister made the announcement, stressing the whistleblower’s fears of being politically prosecuted are justified.
Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK would not allow Mr Assange safe passage out of the country.
Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies.
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patino, accused the UK of making an “open threat” to enter its embassy to arrest Mr Assange, an Australian national.
Ecuador’s foreign minister Ricardo Patino: “We believe that his fears are legitimate”
Mr Assange said being granted political asylum by Ecuador was a “significant victory” and thanked staff in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.