Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Asylum for Assange
The Guardian just reported that Julian Assange, holed up at the Ecuador embassy in London for weeks, will be granted asylum by the country's president. "But it remains unclear if giving Assange asylum will allow him to leave Britain and fly to Ecuador, or amounts to little more than a symbolic gesture. At the moment he faces the prospect of arrest as soon as he leaves the embassy for breaching his bail conditions." Ecuador denies this report, however. May be thinly sourced.
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