Assange reportedly going to EcuadorSubmitted by McClarinJ on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 21:26
Looks like I might have Julian Assange for a neighbor in Ecuador.
Ecuador to Grant Julian Assange Asylum, Report Says
BY KIM ZETTER 08.14.12 4:55 PM
After weeks with his fate hanging in the balance, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is about to be formally granted asylum in Ecuador, according to a news report.
Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa has agreed to give the WikiLeaks founder asylum, according to an official in Quito who spoke with the Guardian newspaper.
Unnamed government officials in Quito told the British newspaper that Assange had in fact been given an offer of asylum by Ecuador months ago, and that the offer had followed confidential negotiations between Ecuador and senior London embassy staff. But according to one Ecuadorean source, the British government “discouraged the idea” of offering Asssange asylum, and the Swedish government also was “not very collaborative”.