Ecuador’s Foreign office is currently analyzing the request of political asylum made by Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks. The Ecuadorian foreign minister, Ricardo Patiño said Ecuador is weighing the request.
Assange is at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, UK. The move occurred less than a week after Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Assange’s attempt to block his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning after two women accused him of sexual misconduct. He denies such allegations.
Meanwhile Patiño informed that in the request of Assange, he “regretted the defective statement of abandonment, received by the authorities of my country, Australia.” The foreign minister added that Assange had written to the Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa saying he was being persecuted and seeking asylum.
The Ecuadorian government has not made any statements regarding his decision about Assange request. (AV)