How Nice for Him

[Content Note: Rape culture.]

Julian Assange will be granted asylum by Ecuador:
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum.

"Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange," said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions.

...The official added: "We see Assange's request as a humanitarian issue."

...Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual misconduct.
No comment.
[I]t remains unclear if giving Assange asylum will allow him to leave Britain and fly to Ecuador, or amounts to little more than a symbolic gesture. At the moment he faces the prospect of arrest as soon as he leaves the embassy for breaching his bail conditions.

"For Mr Assange to leave England, he should have a safe pass from the British [government]. Will that be possible? That's an issue we have to take into account," [Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patiño] told Reuters on Tuesday.
Fingers crossed!

Do I think Assange should potentially face the death penalty in the US for leaking classified information? Absolutely not. Do I think Assange should be unilaterally supported and the allegations of sexual assault ignored because he might get extradited to the US and might stand trial? No.

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