Posted on October 28, 2012
Julian Assange says he will not leave Ecuador’s embassy in the UK as long as the US remains hostile.
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:1PM GMT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will not leave the Ecuadorean
embassy in London unless the US government drops its “immoral”
investigation into the WikiLeaks website.
Assange has sheltered in the embassy of Ecuador in the UK capital
since June, in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces
allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange’s supporters fear that he will
be taken to the US to face harsh interrogation for disclosing secret US
In an interview inside the embassy, Assange said the standoff could end if the US government dropped its investigation.
“It’s an immoral investigation. It breaches the first amendment, it
breaches all the principles that the US government says it stands for
and it absolutely breaches the principles the founding fathers stood for
and which most of the US people believe in,” Assange said.
Meanwhile, Ecuador requested to meet with British officials to
discuss Assange’s worsening health conditions as he seems to be losing
weight and suffering vision problems while living in the embassy.
Ecuador said it requests the British government to give written
assurances that it will not arrest Assange in the likely event of
Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said, “As a result of the
government of Britain not giving safe passage, Julian Assange’s health
most certainly is beginning to be jeopardized and this is very serious.
We had hoped that the British government would defend and respect human
rights and international law”.
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