Assange Victory Turns to Defiance – Ecuador Embassy

Assange Victory Turns to Anger
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Assange Victory Turns to Defiance – Ecuador Embassy London

Julian Assange emerged from the Ecuador Embassy in London after it was announced he would not be charged for alleged rape of a woman in Sweden.

The founder of Wikileaks made a short statement on the balcony of the Embassy. He said: today is an important victory but he will not forgive or forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations.  The reason which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy.

Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents.  Following the developments in Sweden he is prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities.

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Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe passage out of the country.  The Wikileaks founder had chosen to remain in the embassy as he fears extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US.

Finally, from the balcony Assange said: “Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge… while my children grew up without me. That is not something I can forgive or forget.”

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