WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks political asylum
Posted on August 20th, 2012

P.A.Samaraweera, Melbourne

Two months ago, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (JA) took shelter in Ecuador UK Embassy seeking political asylum and last week he was offered asylum. Now the UK refuses safe passage to him from the country. This means that if or when he leave the Embassy he would be arrested. The British police keep watch on him from outside the Embassy as they cannot legally enter the premises.

Ecuador granted him asylum on the grounds that if extradited to Spain, he is at high risk of ending in the US to face espionage charges. JA is accused of sexually molesting 2 WikiLeaks volunteers in Spain 2 years ago. He denies the accusation and says that it is a ploy to extradite him to Spain and from there to the US. According to JA,  the US is planning a wide rage of charges against him and that he could be persecuted for them or even have to face the death penalty. He is also concerned that he could be tortured like David Hicks and Mamdouh Habib at Guantanamo Bay. So if Britain prevents him from going to Ecuador he plans to appeal to ICJ.

Ecuador expects the UK to comply with diplomatic obligations and respect its sovereignty. But in contrast to this, the UK had warned Ecuador that she would revoke diplomatic immunity for the Embassy, empowering the police to arrest JA. Ecuador considers it unprecedented and treats such an action as violation of international law and responded with greater diplomatic force. Ironically, asylum had been given to criminals, terrorists, terror backers and so on in the UK, US, Australia, and so on, picking on ‘human rights’. JA is an Australian citizen, but Australia is not prepared to give him legal protection. A Third World country Ecuador has come to his rescue !

8 Responses to “WikiLeaks founder Assange seeks political asylum”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    A good factual analysis!

    Ecuador has a VERY BAD record of killing journalists. Ecuador’s biggest weapons supplier is USA. So he is not safe in Ecuador anyway.

    JA should clear his name in SWEDEN. Running away from criminal charges is not the right thing to do. If he is accused of espionage, he must face those charges too.

    It is a good lesson for UK for giving protection to terrorists (Anton and Adel Balla), other world wide terrorists and criminals. Anton Balla chingam hid in the British HC when pursued by SLA!! Many LTTE terrorists ran to the Norwegian, etc. embassies when pursued by the police/STF.

    In China many Tibetan separatists hid in the UK or US embassy for protection when Chinese police was after them for crimes.

    SL’s own Mervyn Silva stormed the Canadian embassy to get asylum for his thug son Malaka when police was hunting him!

    Why did JA land among these criminals unless he is one of them?

    If USA punishes him for espionage, it gives a lead to other countries to do same against their traitors. And USA will not be able to accuse them.

  2. Marco Says:

    Let get some facts right.
    Mr Julian Assange is “wanted” in Sweden (not Spain) over allegations that he sexually assaulted two female ex-Wikileaks volunteers while he was in Stockholm in 2010.

    The UK will not give him “safe passage” because he has violated UK bail conditions with possible extraditions to Sweden. UK has every right to revoke diplomatic status for harboring a criminal wanted by the UK Courts.
    (eg- Libyan incident in the 1970′s)
    Sweden has categorically stated there are no extradition request or treaties with the US to extradite JA to the US

    Assange and Wikileaks has provided us with some revealing facts about US policy on a number of issues and i fully support his work.

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    USA and Ecuador have extradition treaties signed on June 28, 1872!!

    So going to Ecuador will NOT save JA from USA.

    Unless he escapes to Venezuela or some place from there. He may live at the embassy for some time.

    SL and USA signed extradition treaty in 1999.

  4. Dham Says:

    Loren(Z)o,

    “It is a good lesson for UK for giving protection to terrorists (Anton and Adel Balla), other world wide terrorists and criminals. Anton Balla chingam hid in the British HC when pursued by SLA!! Many LTTE terrorists ran to the Norwegian, etc. embassies when pursued by the police/STF.”

    Using your own argument, every case should be treated considering its own merit. Anton Balla was a terrorist.
    This man exposed USA the biggest terrorist, while killing, shooting , innocent civilians.

    Shooting innocent civilians will only be approved by people like you, Zionist !

  5. Dham Says:

    Marco,
    To bild people Spain and Sweden is the same.
    There is only one bottom line.
    You said it.
    “Assange and Wikileaks has provided us with some revealing facts about US policy on a number of issues and i fully support his work.”
    He is Anti- Terrorist, so Anti_zionist, so only Zionist do not want him to be around.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Damn,

    You show your petty mindedness to the whole world when you can’t defend an argument.

    Good show. Keep it up. :))

    BTW what is this Zionist nonsense?

    What does Zionist mean anyway?

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    USA and Ecuador have extradition treaties signed on June 28, 1872!!

    So going to Ecuador will NOT save JA from USA.

    This is the reality.

  8. jayt Says:

    american british and european never respected those laws. those laws made by themselves to be good for themselves. spies from these countries created un and other sub agencies to help themselves to spy in other countries. No matter what treaty you sign with them they do not give dam about it when it serve their interest. You try and bring vedio tape evidence of british, american or European directing a tiger to bomb in sl and you ask them to hand over to Sri lanka, they will play a few tricks and sl will never get it. Adale is british women who sneaked into sl to train tigers, there video tape evidence and ask sl to ask west to hand over this women to stand trial in sl. will they hand over to sl?
    you dream it!

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