Julian Assange Will Be Granted Political Asylum in Ecuador

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Quito- Officials close to the Ecuadorian President in Quito have advised that WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, will reportedly be granted asylum in Ecuador. Final confirmation is awaited from Correa.

Digital Journal reported earlier today that a decision on Assange’s asylum would be released soon after a meeting between President Correa and his Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, on Wednesday.

However, Irene Caselli, reporter for The Guardian who is based in Quito, is reporting that an official, who is familiar with the government discussions, was quoted as saying, “Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange.”

President Correa told Ecuadorian state television on Monday that a decision would be made this week, and Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño indicated that the president would reveal his answer once the London Olympic Games were over.

According to government sources in Quito, it is confirmed that despite the outstanding legal issues, President Correa will grant…

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