Ecuador raises Julian Assange case with Labour

Diplomat brings up subject of WikiLeaks founder taking refuge in embassy at meeting with shadow foreign secretary Ecuadorean diplomats have raised the case of Julian Assange with the Labour party as part of attempts to lay the groundwork for a resolution of the diplomatic standoff between Britain and the South American state over the WikiLeaks’ […]


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Julian Assange: I may leave embassy if US government ends standoff

WikiLeaks founder tells CNN he could leave Ecuadorean compound in London if ‘immoral investigation’ is dropped Julian Assange has said he will not consider leaving the Ecuadorean embassy in London unless the US government drops its “immoral” investigation into WikiLeaks. Assange has been sheltering in the embassy since June as part of his attempt to […]


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Ecuador will care for Julian Assange in embassy if WikiLeaks founder falls ill

Ecuador prepared to set up operating theatre in London embassy if necessary, says foreign minister Ecuador is prepared to set up an operating theatre in its London embassy if Julian Assange needs urgent medical attention and the UK is not prepared to guarantee his safe passage to a hospital and back, according to the Ecuadorean […]


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Salma Yaqoob quits as Respect party leader

Decision comes after she criticised MP George Galloway over comments about rape allegations against Julian Assange Salma Yaqoob has quit as leader of the Respect party following what she said had been an extremely difficult few weeks and a breakdown in “relations of trust and collaborative working”. Three weeks ago, Yaqoob, a former Birmingham city […]


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Julian Assange saga continues as Hague holds talks with Ecuador

Foreign secretary meets Ecuadorean vice-president in attempt to find diplomatic solution to case of WikiLeaks founder William Hague, the foreign secretary, has held talks with Ecuador’s vice-president Lenin Moreno as the deadlock over the status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued. Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange, who is staying at the London embassy […]


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Simon Hoggart’s week: why we should just ignore Julian Assange

From talk of storming the Ecuadorian embassy to keeping Chinese tourists at bay, this is a comical administration ?If you get your eye in, this is rather a comical administration. They do for the government what that amateur art restorer in Spain did for the Ecce Homo. Or J. Cheever Loophole for the practice of […]


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Assange arrest plan revealed accidentally

Picture shows officer holding document with instructions to arrest WikiLeaks founder whether he leaves in diplomatic car or bag Plans to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances” the moment he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London have accidentally been revealed by a police officer displaying restricted documents outside the embassy. The document, pictured under the […]


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Julian Assange sex claims not a crime in Latin America – Ecuador president

Rafael Correa says allegations should still be investigated but Ecuador will stand firm on asylum for WikiLeaks founder Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, has said Julian Assange should respond to the sexual assault allegations made against him by two Swedish women, even though the case would not in his view constitute criminal behaviour in Latin America. His remarks […]


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Julian Assange takes aim at US as diplomatic row deepens

Speech from balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy calls on Barack Obama to abandon ‘witch-hunt’ against WikiLeaks The diplomatic standoff between Britain and Ecuador deepened on Sunday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used an extraordinary appearance on the first-floor balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy to berate the United States. With Metropolitan police officers watching from metres […]


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