UK says will not Assange release of the Embassy of Ecuador
In a note published this morning and signed by the foreign ministry in the United Kingdom, it is confirmed that Julian Assange, still getting the request for safe conduct, not free to leave the embassy .
The news follows a meeting held by the ministry with the Ecuadorian government. Therein, London states:
We must be absolutely clear about the fact that if we receive a request for safe passage to Assange after granted asylum, it will be rejected, according to our legal obligations.
Today, early in the morning, London was responding implying that they were shuffling all the possibilities . That first press release stated that:
It is too early to say when or if Britain revoked the diplomatic status of the Ecuadorian embassy. Give asylum does not fundamentally change anything and we have a legal obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden where he is wanted to appear on charges of rape.
The threat was replicated from Quito through Ricardo Patino, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, who commented in a statement that:
We are not a British colony … the colonial times are over.
This new note adds more tension to the situation prevailing since yesterday, a situation aggravated by the large number of protesters who are crowding at the gates of the embassy guarded by officers.
Meanwhile, Assange remains within the same since July 19 as a refugee waiting to hear if you are granted asylum in Quito, asylum for a few hours it seems that London will not allow.Tags: Assange, Ecuador, UK, Wikileaks