WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Granted Political Asylum by Ecuador

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador, the country’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced Thursday.

However, the question remains how he will get out of the country’s embassy in London without trouble from officials, who have said they plan to stop block his exit.

Assange is hoping to avoid being sent to Sweden, where he is wanted for question over claims of rape and sexual assault. He fears the country will then turn him over to the U.S.

Among the first to break the news was Anthony De Rosa, Reuters’ social media editor.

Ecuador Foreign Minister states that Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador— Anthony De Rosa…
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