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    Ecuador grants citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent 5 year

    Ecuador grants citizenship to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent 5 years in its London embassy

    Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the South American nation’s foreign minister announced Thursday, in a bid to resolve an “unsustainable” situation at its embassy in London, where Assange sought refuge more than five years ago.


    But a standoff with British authorities continued, as the Foreign Office rejected an Ecuadoran request that it grant diplomatic status to Assange, insisting instead that the Australian national “leave the embassy to face justice.”



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    What is being done to Assange is a gross violation of human rights and international norms.

    His only "crime" has been exposing the corruption and duplicity of the out of control political class.
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    Is he still facing a rape charge in Sweden?

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    Interesting; I never realized that countries that you have an embassy in had the right to tell any country who can and cannot have diplomatic status. There is something fundamentally wrong with that concept in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamewell45 View Post
    Interesting; I never realized that countries that you have an embassy in had the right to tell any country who can and cannot have diplomatic status. There is something fundamentally wrong with that concept in my opinion.
    What does that have to do with Ecuador granting him citizenship?

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    Making him a citizen was an attempt to allow him to leave the embassy without being arrested by the brits. It was also to try and get to the point where he would be allowed back in Britain, the Brits have said No dice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    What is being done to Assange is a gross violation of human rights and international norms.

    His only "crime" has been exposing the corruption and duplicity of the out of control political class.
    His choice to avoid a trial. His choice, his hard luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    What does that have to do with Ecuador granting him citizenship?
    An accredited diplomat can't be arrested, that why they granted him citizenship.

    Hell, put him in a large box and ship him out. The Brits can't open any diplomatic package. (Remember to put air holes in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Is he still facing a rape charge in Sweden?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
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    I don’t think that’s accurate. From what I’ve read, the investigation has just been suspended. It could be reinstated at any time.

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