Live Blog: UK-Ecuador Standoff Over Asylum for Julian Assange

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 5:56 pm

11:25 PM EST That is all for tonight. Coverage resumes tomorrow some time in the morning. 11:20 PM EST  Members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and members of CODEPINK entered an Obama 2012 campaign office in Oakland, California. They came to hand over a letter on Pfc. Bradley Manning—the soldier accused of releasing classified [...]

Live Blog: Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 8:03 am

3:10 PM EST Former Spanish judge and now attorney for Assange Baltasar Garzon tells El Pais, a Spanish newspaper, that UK should abide by its “diplomatic obligations” under the Refugee Convention and let him have safe passage to Ecuador. He suggests the case could be taken to the International Court of Justice if the British government [...]

Coming Decision to Be Announced on Julian Assange’s Asylum Request (Live Blog)

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 7:48 pm

Live video for mobile from Ustream 11:45 PM EST That is all for now. FDL’s live blog on Assange’s asylum request decision will resume just as Ecuador announces a decision. I’ll refrain from speculating. There won’t be any glib comments as I sign off for the night. I’ll just share this exchange that I had [...]

Ecuador Foreign Minister Alleges UK Has Threatened to Storm Embassy to Arrest Julian Assange

By: Wednesday August 15, 2012 6:17 pm

(update below) The Ecuador foreign minister made a “severe allegation” today during a press conference against the United Kingdom and claimed they had received a “threat” to storm the Ecuador embassy in the UK to force the country to hand over WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange, who has applied for political asylum in Ecuador. [...]

No Decision on Julian Assange’s Asylum Request Announced Despite Statements from Ecuador Officials

By: Tuesday August 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has stated the rumor that WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange has been granted asylum is false. Using his Twitter account, he declared, “There is still no decision. I hope Foreign Ministry report.” The “rumor” is the result of officials in Quito, one of whom The Guardian quoted as saying, “Ecuador will grant [...]

Julian Assange, Pursued for the Crime of Practicing Journalism

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 6:47 pm

(update below) Ecuador continues to review WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange’s request for political asylum. Ana Albán, Ecuador’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, met with President Rafael Correa and other heads of state to discuss the potential implications of granting  asylum to Mr. Assange.  In the meantime, he remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in the United [...]

WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Seeks Political Asylum in Ecuador

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 5:14 pm

(update below) Julian Assange, editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, entered the Ecuadorian embassy in the United Kingdom last night and requested political asylum. Ecuador’s foreign minister says the country is now reviewing the request. The decision to seek asylum comes just days after the UK Supreme Court decided to not reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden [...]

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