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    Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador

    Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador, 01/11/2018

    Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in its London embassy for more than five years.

    Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador’s foreign minister, told reporters on Thursday that the South American country accepted Assange’s application for naturalisation in December.

    “What naturalisation does is provide the asylum seeker another layer of protection,” she told reporters in Quito.

    Espinosa said Ecuador had asked the UK to grant diplomatic status to Assange in a bid to secure immunity and safe passage, but the request was rejected.

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    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/01/julian-assange-granted-citizenship-ecuador-180111190727060.html

     

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  • ThouArtThat (6114 posts)
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    1. Good News – Next Step – Designate Him An Ambassador – And He Can Leave The UK

    eom

    "In America Today, Power Corrupts and Money Corrupts Absolutely" - Anonymous  
    • LaaDeeDaaVA (3033 posts)
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      3. Fantastic idea!!

      :toast:

      Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.   A. J. Liebling

         

    • Ferd Berfel (5753 posts)
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      4. Ha !

      Good point.

       

      …and you think you’re going to stop this simply by ‘pulling a lever’, in a booth, behind a curtain, every 2 years? - Know yourself. And if you need help with that, call the FBI. -  There is only ONE solution to this mess:  New Party !  
    • avaistheone1 (1138 posts)
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      5. Brilliant!

      K&R

        I'm not a conspiracy theorist - I'm a conspiracy analyst.   Gore Vidal      
    • gordyfl (467 posts)
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      6. Assange Denied Diplomatic Status

      Britain said on Thursday, January 11, it has denied a request by Ecuador to issue diplomatic status to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

      “The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,” the British foreign ministry said in a statement.

      Ecuador’s attempt to obtain diplomatic status for the 46-year-old comes as part of the country’s broader efforts to resolve the case of their long-term lodger, who moved into the embassy to avoid arrest over a Swedish probe into rape allegations.

      Sweden dropped their investigation over the 2010 allegations last year, but British police have said they are still seeking to arrest him for failing to surrender to a court after violating bail terms.

      “Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice,” Britain’s foreign ministry said on Thursday.

      • ThouArtThat (6114 posts)
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        7. Another Example Of The US And UK Violating International Legal Standards

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      • Calico (480 posts)
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        8. "to face JUSTICE"??

        They basically want to arrest him for “resisting arrest.”

        JUSTICE would mean agreeing Assange is free to live his life.

    • coderEmeritus (507 posts)
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      10. Brilliant!

      That really could work!

  • LaaDeeDaaVA (3033 posts)
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    2. Assange Granted Ecuador Citizenship to Secure 'Human Rights'

    Assange Granted Ecuador Citizenship to Secure ‘Human Rights’, 01/11/2018

    Espinosa said that the government continues to work with the U.K. to “explore alternatives and options to resolve the case.”

    After the surprising news was released two days ago, the Ecuadorean government confirmed in a press conference this morning that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been given citizenship in the Andean nation.

    In a press conference held today Ecuador’s foreign minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa reaffirmed that Julian Assange was granted Ecuadorean citizenship Dec. 21, 2017. Assange, who has been sheltered in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since June 19, 2012 when he was granted political asylum, began the application in September.

    She stressed several times that Ecuador is following all national and international laws and is “dedicated to protecting the human rights” of Assange in this “delicate case.” <snip>

    “The current government inherited this issue and it’s looking for solution alternatives, with full respect of national and international law, as well as human rights… in coordination with the United Kingdom, with which we have the best friendship and cooperation relations.”

    MORE:

    https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Assange-Granted-Ecuador-Citizenship-to-Secure-Human-Rights-20180111-0013.html

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  • FloridaProg (475 posts)
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    9. Hoping he gets some peace.

    #DEMEXIT asap if you haven't already. It's your duty as a citizen.