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article imageEcuador: Glimmer of hope for Julian Assange and political asylum

By Anne Sewell     Jul 27, 2012 in World
London - Julian Assange has been taking refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for over a month. Now there is a glimmer of hope that he may receive political asylum in Ecuador.
Officials at the Ecuadorian Embassy have told Swedish authorities that they are welcome to come over to London to question the whistleblower over sex crime allegations. It is hoped that if they do come to London, the matter can be cleared up and refuted.
The Ecuadorian government is said to be seeking assurances from all parties as to the WikiLeaks editor's final destination, should he be extradited from the U.K.
Digital Journal recently published an article about Assange, featuring a video, "Sex, Lies and Julian Assange", which explores the whole story behind the alleged sexual crime.
Ecuador has said that it will decide on whether to grant political asylum to Assange after the London Olympics, which end on August 12.
Assange fears that if extradited to Sweden, he will end up in the U.S., which wants him over the release of diplomatic cables by the website, WikiLeaks.
In the video, RT interviews Michael Ratner, who is an American legal advisor to both Assange and WikiLeaks, and says that Ecuador is offering hope to Assange.
Ratner states that should Assange end up in the U.S., he would never get out of prison. "He would be put in an underground prison, and treated cruelly, like Bradley Manning was treated."
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