It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
(visit the link for the full news article)
Asylum is granted
Ecuador is to grant political asylum to Julian Assange, says Patino.
We can state that there is a risk that he will be persecuted politically...
We trust the UK will offer the necessary guarantees so that both governments can act adequately and properly respect international rights and the right of asylum.
We also trust the excellent relationship the two countries have will continue.
“Ecuador wanted to have an interview with Sweden because we didnt want to intervene with what was happening there, but they refused our request. They wanted guarantees that Assange would not be extradited to the US, but they refused to give us guarantees”