Official: Julian Assange to be Granted Asylum [UPDATED]

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August 14, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Embattled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be granted asylum to Ecuador, according to a recent report.

An Ecuadorian official who has been described as “familiar with government discussions” told The Guardian that Ecuador’s government will approve Assange’s request for asylum. It remains unknown, however, if he will be allowed a path to reach Ecuador from the country’s embassy in London, where he’s been living since mid-June.

Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, previously said that he would announce his decision about Assange’s asylum request before Friday. Correa appeared as a guest on Assange’s television show, World Tomorrow, in May.

Government sources also told The Guar
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