Wikileaks founder taunts British government from inside Ecuadorian embassy as he demands an end to America’s ‘war on whistleblowers’
- Hundreds of supporters gather to listen to controversial and provocative speech from balcony of Ecuadorian embassy
- Assange says he has taken a ‘stand for justice’ and praised the ‘courageous South American nation’ of Ecuador which has granted him political asylum
- He said: ‘I ask President Obama to do the right thing. The U.S. must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks’
- It also emerged today that Assange has instructed his lawyers ‘to carry out legal action’ to protect his and WikiLeaks’ rights
- ‘You don’t know who you’re dealing with’: Ecuador President warns Britain off ‘grotesque’ threat to storm embassy over Julian Assange
- Welcome to Ecuador, Mr Assange… it’s the world’s biggest banana grower. But it’s also a hotbed of corruption, extortion and repression (so says WikiLeaks). You really want to live HERE?
- Cost of WikiLeaks siege farce hits £1m as Julian Assange hides out in threadbare room with just a sunlamp, treadmill and internet connection
JULIA – Anonymous, he is happy to stand trial for the alleged sex offences provided he is not extradited to the US. THis is quite clear.
It is curious to me how this is all taking main stage now to replace the Olympic show. It’s the new show. And as such, it must have been set up this way to some degree. The British Government propelled it to centre stage with their threat to break the diplomatic rules and arrest him. To me, this seems like a devious way to draw our attention back to Wikileaks and what they have exposed. It’s almost like the Occupy thing again. It also makes me more certain that they want us to find out the truth, but they are not alllowed to tell us directly. Maybe similar to the way that a teacher wants the pupils to do well during an exam, but is duty bound not to tell them any of the answers.