Julian Assange to sit out standoff over extradition at Ecuadorean embassy

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Image uploaded from a quicklink The diplomatic standoff over Julian Assange is to lengthen after he refused to co-operate with a police request to surrender himself to a central London police station. Susan Benn, of the Julian Assange Defence Fund, said "It is only a matter of time before US authorities begin extradition proceedings against Julian and other leading members of WikiLeaks on various charges including conspiracy to commit espionage. It is clear that there is a legal process in place which will result in taking Julian to the US, which if allowed to succeed would violate his basic rights.

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