Ecuador grants asylum to Assange, angering Britain




 
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Ecuador grants asylum to Assange, angering Britain
 
August 16th, 2012  
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Ecuador grants asylum to Assange, angering Britain
LONDON/QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest the former hacker. Britain has said it is determined to extradite him to Sweden, where he is accused of rape and sexual assault, but Assange fears he will ultimately be sent to the United States which is furious that his WikiLeaks website has leaked hundreds of thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic and military cables. ...




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