Julian Assange asylum decision likely this week – Correa told state TV a large amount of material about international law needed to be examined to make a responsible, informed decision.

Julian Assange asylum decision likely this week, Ecuador president says

Rafael Correa says he hopes to announce decision soon on whether he will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder

  • Associated Press in Quito
  • guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 14 August 2012 08.44 BST
A sign reading 'Free Assange' is tied to a barrier opposite the Ecuadorian embassy in London

A sign reading ‘Free Assange’ is tied to a barrier opposite the Ecuadorean embassy in London where the WikiLeaks founder has been taking refuge to avoid extradition to Sweden. Photograph: Ki Price/Reuters

Ecuador‘s president, Rafael Correa, says he hopes to be able to announce this week whether he will grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Correa told state TV a large amount of material about international law needed to be examined to make a responsible, informed decision.

He said he expected to have the latest reports by Wednesday.

Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London on 19 June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning for alleged sexual misconduct.

Ecuador is concerned Assange could run the risk of being extradited to the US and possibly face the death sentence there. Assange’s supporters believe he has been secretly indicted in the US.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/aug/14/julian-assange-asylum-ecuador-president

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The capitalistic and imperialistic system and its systematic aims: profit and power over others, still dominates our world and not the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as 1948 agreed! After the world-economic-crisis after 1929 and the following World-War the world hat decided with agreeing the Universal Declaration of Human rights, to create a new world order; conflicts should be solved with peaceful means, not nations and their power, but the dignity of human beings around the world should be the aim of the policies and the economy, of every state and the community of states. But soon after the end of the war, when the victims and destruction were forgotten, all continued as before, with all risks, we had seen before. The split in rich an poor is getting bigger and bigger. We also overuse our global environment already, even if the big majority of mankind still lives in poverty! We are not victims, this world is men-made and be changed from men and women! It will be possible, if those, who do not want or serve (because of system-pressure) profits first, but want for themselves and everybody a life in human dignity unite and develop in a global base-democratic movement a common vision for our world, and learn, how to make this vision real. We need for it a big empowerment of many, many common men and women and their activities. Our chances are because of new communication technologies, of common languages, of the level of education and the mixture of people from different backgrounds better then ever. The occupy-movement is a good start for such a global movement. We support it and try to contribute to its success! We choose news and make comments and so try to unite people for an Occupy-Think-Tank: Its tasks: creating a news-network, self-education, working on global-reform programs and learning to organize projects for those, who are suffering. Join us, so that we can build teams for these aims for all subjects and countries as a base for the unification. We have Wan(n)Fried(en) in our name, because it means When peace and it is a modification of the name of the town our base is, in Wanfried, a small town in the middle of Germany, where we can use a former factory for our activities. Our telefon: 0049-5655-924981, mobil: 0171-9132149, email: occupy-think-tank@gmx.de
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