Ecuador Grants WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Political Asylum

Ecuador will grant political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the South American country's foreign ministry announced today. Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy on June 19, after a U.K. court declined to block his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with alleged sexual assaults. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry said the country had decided to grant asylum because Sweden could not guarantee Assange would not be...Full Story
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