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Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks' Assange


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  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Aug. 17, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    Sorry, Craig;

    The asylum of an embassy is sacrosanct. Has to be that way.

    The more interesting part of this is Ecua-who? Small country looking for attention puts out an invitation that they know will never be acted on. Just a political move to curry favor. Must be an election coming down there.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Aug. 16, 2012 8:15 p.m.

    Re: "Ecuador grants asylum"

    For all the good it'll do him. He's effectively a prisoner in the British Ecuadoran embassy. Britain will be monitoring his movements, cashflow, communications, visitors, and activities, seizing any assets.

    If Ecuador's near-bankrupt, socialist "workers' paradise" wants to feed, clothe, house, and care for him 'til he dies, that just that much less we have to spend on him.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    Aug. 16, 2012 9:27 a.m.

    Diplomatic asylum shouldn't be used to shelter a fugitive from justice. In this instance, a case could be made it's being used to harbor an international terrorist.

  • Glen in the Bronx Bronx, NY
    Aug. 16, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    There is no mention in any of these articles about the substantial bail posted by Assange's supporters. Has it been forfeited?