Ecuador to Washington and Britain: Go to Hell
Ecuador grants Julian Assange political asylum.
by Stephen Lendman
For around two months, Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy after requesting political asylum.
Sweden wants him extradited on spurious charges. They include unlawful coercion, sexual molestation and rape.
Allegedly it's for having nonconsensual condomless sex. A honey trap snared him.
Sex charges are bogus. Sweden represents Washington's interests. Obama officials wants him extradited to stand trial for whistleblowing. They want him put away and silenced. Sweden's playing willing co-conspirator. So is Britain.
On August 16, word came. Asylum was granted short of freedom to leave Britain unarrested. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said "Ecuador decided to grant political asylum to Julian Assange following the request sent to the President."