Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on Thursday, a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest
The diplomatic standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange escalated after Britain threatened to raid Ecuador's embassy in London if Quito did not hand over Assange, who has been taking refuge there for two months.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange has taken refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and asked for asylum, officials said on Tuesday, in a last-ditch bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime accusations.
Ecuadorean Foreign Mi
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday his website would soon cease to exist unless it was able to end a financial "blockade" by US firms such as Visa and MasterCard.
WikiLeaks, which has released tens of thousands of confid
WikiLeaks is defending itself against accusations that it may have put lives at risk by dumping uncensored US diplomatic cables on the Internet.
In a series of cryptic Twitter messages, WikiLeaks suggested that sloppy handling by people wh
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that he was the target of an aggressive US investigation and feared extradition to the United States was "increasingly likely."
The 39-year-old Australian computer expert, whom Swedish authorities want
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange handed himself in to British police on Tuesday after Sweden issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations of sex crimes, London's Metropolitan Police said.
Assange, whose WikiLeaks website is at the cent
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he and colleagues were taking steps to protect themselves after death threats following the publication of leaked US diplomatic cables on their website.
One of Assange's lawyers said he would also