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WikiLeaks' Assange to address UN on asylum bid (via videolink from Ecudoran UK embassy hideout)
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/25/12 | David Stringer - ap

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: assange; asylum; ecuador; espionage; sexcrimes; wikileaks
Reckun the UN takes all comers these days to speak there..

personally , 'short rope tall tree easily spooked pony' works for me..

1 posted on 09/25/2012 2:33:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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British Police outside Ecuador’s London embassy should accidentally trip over the power cord


2 posted on 09/25/2012 2:54:06 PM PDT by molson209
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British Police outside Ecuador’s London embassy should accidentally trip over the power cord

And accidently break a major watermain that happens to only affect water supply to that building. They most likely have a back-up generator. They however don't have an infinite supply of water. Assand will have to leave the building.
3 posted on 09/25/2012 3:01:09 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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Assand=Assange


4 posted on 09/25/2012 3:02:14 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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5 posted on 09/25/2012 5:37:57 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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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....


6 posted on 09/26/2012 1:28:53 AM PDT by Winniesboy
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Thread Bump.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 12:52:01 AM PDT by Cindy
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