| ||Ecuador does not fear US revenge for granting asylum to Julian Assange. Despite America's power in the world, it is not Ecuador's 'father or teacher to punish us,' the country's foreign minister said exclusively to RT Spanish host Eva Golinger. One of the main reasons behind Ecuador's decision to grant political asylum to Assange is protection of freedom of speech, Patino stressed -- as well as the right to life, right to personal integrity, and right to freedom from political persecution. And Julian Assange is an icon of the freedom of speech, the minister added.
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