With Speech, Assange Marks Six Months Since He Took Refuge in Ecuadorean Embassy

By: Thursday December 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Marking six months since he made the Ecuadorean embassy in London his home, WikiLeaks founder and editor-in-chief Julian Assange gave an address on the balcony. He strode out on to the balcony, decorated with a Christmas garland and lights. The first thing he said was, “What a sight for sore eyes.” Then he said, “People [...]

Julian Assange Delivers Speech Thanking Supporters, Calling for End to US War on Whistleblowers

By: Sunday August 19, 2012 11:02 am

Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief who was granted asylum earlier on August 16, delivered a speech from the balcony of the Ecuador embassy in London, where he has been holed up for two months. The speech was an opportunity for Assange to show gratitude toward his supporters while also reminding the world of what he [...]

The Ecuador/UK Standoff Over Asylum for Julian Assange (Latest Updates)

By: Friday August 17, 2012 7:55 pm

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange was granted diplomatic asylum by Ecuador yesterday. In the hours preceding the announced decision, the British government issued a letter that contained a threat against the Ecuador embassy in London, where Assange has been holed-up for nearly two months. The government indicated it might be willing to invoke a law and [...]

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 [...]

Ecuador’s Coming Decision on Julian Assange’s Asylum Request

By: Friday August 3, 2012 12:09 pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London awaiting a decision from Ecuador on his asylum request for over a month now. Recent headlines suggest Ecuador is going through all the motions a country would need to go through before it granted asylum to someone who had made such a request. [...]

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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