UK Official: Assange Won’t Be Given Safe Passage From UK

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won’t be granted safe passage to Ecuador from London, UK Foreign Minister William Hague said in an address Thursday afternoon.

Hague also said that the UK “does not accept the principle of diplomatic asylum,” seemingly invalidating any protection that may have been offered to Assange by Ecuador’s earlier decision to grant asylum to Assange.

“Even for those countries that recognize diplomatic asylum, it shouldn’t be used for escaping regular process of the courts,” he added.

The UK Foreign Office previously told Reuters that “British authorities are under a binding obligation to extradite him to Sweden” and that they “shall carry out that obligat…
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