blog Australian citizen and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange will shortly be granted asylum in Ecuador, according to the UK’s Guardian newspaper. The Guardian reports (we recommend you click here for access to the full article):
“Ecuador’s president, Rafael Correa, has agreed to grant Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador’s government have said. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador’s London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum.”
If Assange does head to South America, it will be interesting to see whether he makes it back to Australia somehow for his eventual mooted attempt to join Australia’s Senate. One suspects that political move has been sidelined for now as Assange attempts to extricate himself from Sweden’s legal system.