WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reached today a year of asylum in the Embassy of Ecuador in London. It appears that his stay in the place is indefinite, since all of the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry attempts to get a pass with Britain remain on hold.
Assange entered the Ecuadorian embassy unexpectedly last June 19, 2012 and formally received asylum on August 16. The Australian hacker’s goal was to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces charges of sexual abuse, because he believes that behind the request for extradition is the United States and fears that he may be brought to that country to face charges of espionage for revealing diplomatic cables and military, sanctions which would include the death penalty.
On Sunday, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino visited Assange for the first time and on Monday met with his counterpart William Hague, with the aim of finding a solution to the hacker, though his actions did not obtained favourable fruits.