Skip to comments.WikiLeaks' Assange to address UN on asylum bid (via videolink from Ecudoran UK embassy hideout)
Posted on 09/25/2012 2:33:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
UNITED NATIONS (AP) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to address a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly via a videolink from his hideout at Ecuador's London embassy, seeking to draw new attention to his efforts to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.
Ecuador's mission to the United Nations said Tuesday that Assange was scheduled to speak Wednesday alongside foreign minister Ricardo Patino at a specially convened event to discuss his asylum case.
The Australian activist is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations and has been sheltered inside Ecuador's embassy in London beyond the reach of British police since he fled there on June 19.
Since then President Rafael Correa has granted Assange asylum, but he is unable to leave the country's tiny mission. If he steps outside the apartment-sized embassy, he will be arrested by police who surround the building.
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personally , 'short rope tall tree easily spooked pony' works for me..
British Police outside Ecuador’s London embassy should accidentally trip over the power cord
Interesting use of the term ‘hideout’. This gentleman’s present whereabouts must be known to more people than the present whereabouts of more or less anybody else on the planet....
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