Julian Assange Still Seeking Asylum in Equador


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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange is still waiting for clearance from Ecuador's government to grant him asylum. Assange is wanted in England on charges of sexual assault, but fled to the Ecuador embassy to avoid arrest. Police are not allowed to enter the embassy without the permission of the Ecuadorian government, who is now in the process of deicing if they will allow him to be granted asylum.

The former computer hacker is wanted for skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden, where the charges are filed. They can allow him to live in equador (in which case he still runs the risk of being arrested on the way to the airport). They can allow British police to enter the Embassy, therefor allowing him to be arrested, or they could let him stay at the Embassy indefinitely.

Right now the Ecuadorean authorities are waiting for information they requested from the UK, United States and Sweden before they make a decision, which could take a few days. In the meantime, Assange is given a a small furnished room to reside in.

[source: reuters]