As rumored, Ecuador officially granted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asylum today, according to the BBC. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry claims that its decision was based on the fact that Mr. Assange’s human rights may be violated if he is extradited to Sweden for those “hilarious” sexual assault allegations.
Outside Ecuador’s embassy in London, the BBC’s James Robbins said news was slowly spreading through Mr Assange’s assembled supporters.
Our correspondent said they were delighted, but the UK government is insisting it changes nothing.
They will still seek to arrest him and they will not grant him safe passage. If he steps out, he will be arrested.
Somebody grab the popcorn.