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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: 4, Insightful) by Runaway1956 on Sunday April 07 2019, @01:28PM (3 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 07 2019, @01:28PM (#825769) Homepage Journal

    We agree on one thing, most definitely:

    his actions have affected *every* asylum decision in *every* embassy in the world, because nobody's going to want a repeat of that.

    Assange left himself no way out. There is no escape route. His *best* chance of escape, that of slipping out unnoticed by some method, he has destroyed, and destroyed again, time and again. I mean, the chance of slipping out were never "good", but just about the time those chances are "best", he blows it again. It's like, he doesn't want to escape - which gives credence to the rest of your post.

    Anyone who goes to an embassy seeking asylum in the future will surely raise questions. "Is this guy going to use us, like Assange used Ecuador?"

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  • (Score: 4, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @03:52PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @03:52PM (#825814)

    I hear they have room over at the Saudi Embassy.

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Sunday April 07 2019, @04:26PM (1 child)

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 07 2019, @04:26PM (#825826) Homepage Journal

      Hilarious.

      Which one, though?

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      • (Score: 4, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @04:29PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 07 2019, @04:29PM (#825831)

        The one next to the butcher shop.