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|The Ecuadorean government appears to be seriously considering the possibility of granting Assange asylum. President Rafael Correa has said the situation is 'not simple' and must be studied thoroughly before the country can announce a decision. Patiño has indicated Ecuador will release a document that may be 'hundreds of pages' long, which will provide 'sufficient justification' for the decision made because the country realizes it could have great 'international impact.' And Anna Alban, Ecuador's ambassador to the UK, flew to Ecuador on June 23 to meet with Correa and brief him on the application. Statements made by both Correa and Patiño seem to favor Assange. Patiño told the press on July 5 he found the sexual assault allegations against Assange to be 'hilarious' because they stem from a broken condom. On June 22, Correa said, 'In Ecuador, if someone had done one hundredth...|
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