Thursday August 16, 2012

Ecuador Grants Asylum to Assange

Ecuador's foreign minister announced today that his country has granted political asylum to Julian Assange. It looks as though Assange is now stuck in the embassy indefinitely.

An Ecuadorean official said late Wednesday that the British government had made it clear it would not allow Mr. Assange to leave the country to travel to Ecuador, so even with a grant of asylum or similar protection, he would probably remain stuck in the embassy.