Assange less and less reason to be asylum
After the results of the elections in Australia, where it was clear the imminent defeat of JUlian Assange and his party Wikileaks, the hacker asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London loses more and more arguments to support his stay in Ecuador’s diplomatic representation in that country.
After the sentencing of soldier Bradley Manning -his source informant-, the main reasons used by Assange in June 2012 have been zero over time. Compared with the sentence that Manning received on August 21, Assange thinks his far away from receiving a similar penalty, as it thinks he could get a life sentence or the death penalty in the U.S.
Manning’s attorney says his client could be out in seven years, for good behavior and subtracting three and a half years that has already deprived of liberty.
According to the criterion of several Ecuadorians former chancellors, as Heinz Moeller and José Ayala Lasso, the case of soldier Manning becomes even weaker the arguments that Ecuador gave for gave Assange the asylum.
They consider that the circumstances under which Ecaudor “mistakenly” gave asylum to Assange have changed. Keep him in the Embassy is a whim position, “especially after being rejected at the polls,” says Moeller.