By Jane Nambi
The officials of Ecuador are supposed to announce today if they are going to grant asylum to Assange amidst the threats from UK. “Today we’ve received a threat by the United Kingdom, a clear and written threat that they could storm our embassy in London if Ecuador refuses to hand in Julian Assange,” said Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino.
After releasing the deadly government secrets of government, Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy on June 19, after a U.K. court declined to block his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in connection with alleged sexual assaults.
If he actually gets asylum in Ecuador, Assange will be able to move from the embassy to an airport to board a flight to South America without being arrested by British police.