Wikileaks' Julian Assange Seeks Asylum In Equador Embassy...

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    The South American country says it is "studying and analysing the request".

    Last week, the UK's Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange's bid to reopen an appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes.

    He fears that if he is sent to Sweden it may lead to him being sent to the US to face charges over Wikileaks for which he could face the death penalty.

    Mr Assange denies any wrongdoing.

    Swedish authorities have said the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) would intervene if Mr Assange was to face the prospect of "inhuman or degrading treatment or an unfair trial" in the US.

    The UK Foreign Office - which said that as Mr Assange was now in the embassy he was "on diplomatic territory and beyond the reach of the police" - added that it would work with Ecuador to resolve the situation.

    In 2010, Mr Assange - whose Wikileaks website has published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed several governments and international businesses - was briefly offered Ecuadorean residency.

    But the offer from the country's deputy foreign minister - who said he was acting because Ecuador wanted to allow Mr Assange to freely present the information he had - was dismissed by President Rafael Correa who said he had not approved it.

    Swedish prosecutors want to question Mr Assange over allegations of rape and sexual assault while he was in Stockholm to give a lecture.

    The claims were made by two female former Wikileaks volunteers in mid-2010. No charges have been filed...

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    There is already a thread in the Wikileaks section.

    Assange just proves again that he is a coward and a liar.
     
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    You sure about that? Some would say the exact opposite.
     
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    I care very little what other people say. I have the habit of forming my own opinion.

    He's a common criminal trying to evade the law.
     
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    I don't know, it took some big balls to take on the World's most powerful Governments. He showed the People how much their Governments lie to them on a daily basis. Some would call him an incredibly brave Hero.
     
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    Not anybody that should ever be taken seriously. No.

    Assange should be shot.
     
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    He has a habit of leaving people in the lurch. In this case it will be the stupid supporter who agreed to put him up. I hope they just keep him bottmed up in that embassy until he surrenders himself.

    As for standing up to the most powerful governments, you do know he got into bed with some of Putin's cronies for a show on a Putin friendly channel in Russia?
     
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    I don't seem to understand about the leaks, those damaged my coungfy. I know we are far from perfect and it is not a "d" or "r" thing we let our politicians off the hook. I just don't know of another country in the world where I would rather live. It seems from you comments that you don't like it here. Think about moving I will buy you a ticket.
     
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    Nah, he just dared to show the People the truth. He's not the villain, the Governments who lie to their People are.
     
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    I love my country too. And there is no proof these leaks damaged our country. In fact, our own President has leaked far more sensitive classified information. Now those leaks will likely damage our country.
     

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