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posted by takyon on Sunday April 07 2019, @10:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the unwelcome-guest dept.

Looks like Assange may go from the loving arms of the Ecuadorian Embassy to London's finest cell when he is evicted, which is now imminent.

UK police outside Ecuador embassy amid WikiLeaks tweets

Also at The Hill.

Ecuador denies WikiLeaks claim it plans to release Julian Assange

The Ecuadorian government on Friday rejected claims by WikiLeaks that founder Julian Assange would be ousted from his sanctuary at the country's embassy in London "within hours to days."

Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement released Friday that the allegation was "an attempt to stain the dignity of the country," according to an NBC News translation. Ecuador "has made significant expenditures to pay for his stay" and has "endured its rudeness," the ministry continued.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @01:12PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @01:12PM (#825760)
    Yeah, Adrian Lamo basically sold her out when she instead wanted to be as anonymous as Deep Throat had been in the seventies. As for Snowden, the nature of his discoveries and the timeline was such that staying similarly anonymous might not have looked like a viable option. Assange on the other hand isn't a whistleblower like they were, but someone who was supposed to enable whistleblowers. His position might have been more like Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, if only he'd stayed out of using his platform to play partisan politics too.
  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Acabatag on Monday April 08 2019, @03:53AM (1 child)

    by Acabatag (2885) on Monday April 08 2019, @03:53AM (#826060)

    To play partisan politics? Seriously? Assange went after Hillary and the DNC to point out that the Democrats are no better than the Republicans.

    That isn't partisan politics, it's exposing the world to reality.

    • (Score: 2) by dry on Monday April 08 2019, @06:13AM

      by dry (223) on Monday April 08 2019, @06:13AM (#826081) Journal

      He could have exposed shit from both parties if he wanted to show them as the same.