I don’t know how much more of the Julian Assange circus I can stomach. Allow me:
He’s on bail by the British justice system. He breaches the Bail Act by walking into the London Embassy of Ecuador, asking for political asylum. He can’t leave the embassy for fear of being arrested (because he breached the British bail conditions). All this in order to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over allegations of rape and sexual assault (which he denies). He fears that, once in Sweden, he might be extradited to the US, where he is wanted over espionage allegations, and he fears that the US of A may not give him a fair trial.
He pleads not guilty over sex crime allegations, but makes every effort not to stand trial and see his innocence proven. He pisses off the US (and others) via WikiLeaks, claiming moral high ground all the way, and is now worried that they might be upset?
I’d really like to know which piece of the puzzle I am missing.
- Ecuador could decide on Assange’s asylum request on Thursday (channel6newsonline.com)
- Julian Assange seeking asylum in Ecuadorian embassy in London (guardian.co.uk)