Julian Assage, Founder of WikiLeaks said on his official statement that U.S.-led “witch-hunt” against WikiLeaks, its staff, and its supporters.
According to him Ecuador’s move to grant him asylum as “courageous” and outlined a number of points he wished to see in the future. He mentioned that US must “dissolve its FBI investigation” and pledge not to act against journalists who are “shining the light on the rich and powerful.”
“must “dissolve its FBI investigation” and pledge not to act against journalists who are “shining the light on the rich and powerful”
Ecuador occupies only the ground floor of the building, and U.K. police remain in the hallways and elevators where Ecuador’s reach does not extend. Speaking outside or within the doorway of the building would have risked his immediate arrest by U.K. police.
Baltasar Garzon, head of Assange’s legal team and a former Spanish judge, said shortly before today’s brief appearance that Assange has instructed his lawyers to carry out legal action to protect the rights of WikiLeaks and ”all those currently being investigated.”
CNET claimed that U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a press conference on Thursday that no one, “least of all [Ecuador] should be in any doubt that we are determined to carry out our legal obligation to see Mr Assange extradited to Sweden.”
A spokesperson for the Foreign Office told the AFP news agency on Friday that it was “committed to working with the Ecuadorans to solve this matter amicably.”