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The Associated Press
The Swedish Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Ecuador's ambassador over the Latin American country's decision to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange asylum.
The decision to grant Assange asylum may interrupt British efforts to extradite the Australian ex-hacker to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual misconduct allegations. Assange is currently hold up in Ecuador's embassy in London.
Stockholm Foreign Ministry spokesman Anders Jorle said Thursday, "We want to tell them that it's inacceptable that Ecuador is trying to stop the Swedish judicial process."
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
As a Brit I wish our govt would storm the banks and arrest the banksters. Who have committed worse crimes than Julian. This is a complete load of crap and I hope Julian manages to get to Ecudor. So he`s a criminel for telling the truth and exposing the crimes of govts? This from a govt that is funding terrorists in Syria?
Ministers and american politcians saying "well he should have come quietly, now we've had to kill all those innocent people!" yaddah yaddah
Originally posted by hadriana
You don't DO that. No matter how tough it makes you seem and how much of a bump it gives you in the polls. You don't hop on public TV and call for someone's murder at any cost. We have courts. We have law.
Of course Assange has embarrassed these people so bad they seem to have forgotten that.
Patino also reiterated Ecuador's offer to allow Sweden to interview Assange in their embassy in London, which was turned down. Stockholm would neither guarantee that the WikiLeaks founder would not be extradited again once he is on Swedish soil.
Originally posted by trysts
reply to post by JacKatMtn
I don't get the whole Julian Assange thing. Wikileaks has never informed me about anything I haven't already assumed. I'm going to stick to my gut feeling about him, which is that he works for some "intelligence" agency, and I can't bring myself to caring about his weird situation.
Originally posted by neformore
Sweden asked for him to be extradited. The British courts found no reason to block the extradition. The Ecuadorians are therefore blocking the British legal system, and - as is stated - going against the Vienna convention.
Who, exactly is breaking diplomacy?
Even if they grant him asylum - and it appears they have - he is still mandated to be extradited from Britain. Is he going to spend the rest of his life in the embassy?
The man is an attention whore. If he was genuinely ever sitting on anything of importance he'd have been dead a long time ago, and if you don't think that happens ask Dr. David Kelly about it.
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
I do believe that he has not yet been charged with rape. Just wanted for questioning? For having sex without protection? Thats rape? Not here in the UK it isnt. So why dont they just go and question him in the embassy? Why have they refused to reveal if he will be rendictioned to the USA? Others have been taken from Sweden and imprisoned illegally in gitmo. Or places like Lybia before Gadaffi was murdered. Our govt are nothing but a bunch of lying two faced a$$ holes.
I read an article earlier that said that AP has found no record of the 1987 law that London is citing ever being used to justify forcible entry into an embassy.
Originally posted by bjarneorn
You are ... the british are.
Any man can enter an embassy, and request a political assylum.
Originally posted by saddlesee
Breaking News (on yahoo news) William Hague as said Assange will not get a safe passage if he attmpts to leave the country
Originally posted by djyorkie
Equador make him a citizen of their country.
Then they can give hom a position (cant remembet which) within the embassy in london, which does give him the diplomatic entitlement.
He then cant be touched.
Originally posted by JWalk89
Second hand he endangered lives that didn't have anyhing to do with it.edit on 16-8-2012 by JWalk89 because: (no reason given)edit on 16-8-2012 by JWalk89 because: (no reason given)