Friday, 17 August 2012

Julian Assange Granted Asylum By Ecuador

"WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange was granted political asylum by Ecuador on Thursday, setting up a standoff with the British government, which has vowed to block his exit from the country. The announcement was made by the Ecuadorian foreign minister, Ricardo PatiƱo. He said that Ecuador was granting Assange political asylum because it believed he was being persecuted for his actions as the head of WikiLeaks...".* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.

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