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BREAKING NEWS: Ecuador Grants Asylum to Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

Julian Assange: Ecuador grants Wikileaks founder asylum

Ecuador has granted asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange two months after he took refuge in its London embassy while fighting extradition from the UK.

Its foreign minister accused the UK of making an &quot;open threat&quot; to enter its embassy to arrest Mr Assange.

Ricardo Patino said there were fears Mr Assange’s human rights may be violated.

Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies.

He made the move after the UK’s Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange’s bid to reopen his appeal against extradition and gave him a two-week grace period before extradition proceedings could start.

Source: BBC News / Ecuador FM Press Conference

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