Thursday, August 16, 2012

This is NUTS!

Ecuador Grants Assange Asylum; UK Threatens to Storm Embassy

Wikileaks: Fulfillment of threat would be "hostile and extreme act"

From Common Dreams:

The government of Ecuador announced officially Thursday that it would grant Wikileaks founder Julian Assange political asylum.

"The Ecuador government, loyal to its tradition to protect those who seek refuge with us at our diplomatic missions, has decided to grant diplomatic asylum to Mr Assange," said Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño from Quito.

Adding that Assange's legal and procedural rights had been violated, Patiño said the government of Ecuador accepted the argument that he faced possible extradition and political persecution by the United States, which may or may not have a secret indictment related to Wikileaks' release of US diplomatic and military documents.

"We believe his fears are legitimate," Patiño told reporters. “We think [Assange’s] extradition is viable to a country outside the EU. If this happens, he will not get a fair trial and his rights won’t be respected. Most probably he will face a military court in the US.”

”Ecuador has confirmed Assange does not have enough protection from Australia where he holds citizenship,” Patino said.....See the rest here.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jefferson's Guardian said...

The U.K. is nothing but another wholly-owned subsidiary of the Corporate State of America®, and apparently will violate international agreements if pushed. The fact that the Ecuadorian embassy is considered sovereign soil makes no difference to these imperialist thugs. The Corporate State of America® (not to be confused with its former resident of the same location) has a reputation of invading sovereign and independent nations based upon lies and deception. This is no different. As a matter of fact, this country
recently voted against a measure
proposed by nations within the Americas to discuss the Ecuadorian decision, whereas twenty-three voted in favor of the resolution.

Julian Assange is a seeker of truth, transparency, and democracy for all -- something not true of the Corporate State of America®.

9:35 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

See the piece by PCR I linked to above, which details exactly how extremist the UK/US actions are.

Treaties, conventions, constitutions, and international laws are now irrelevant to the jackbooted set.

People better wake up fast.

2:26 PM  

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