Sunday, August 19, 2012

WikiLeaks founder speaks from embassy balcony to avoid arrest in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in public Sunday for the first time since he sought refuge inside Ecuador’s embassy in London, thus evading arrest.
British police officers stood guard as Assange urged the United States to “renounce its witch hunt” against the whistle blowing website, which has leaked thousands of classified documents.
“The United States must vow that it will not seek the prosecution of our staff or our supporters,” Assange told onlookers. “The U.S. administration’s war upon whistleblowers must end.”
Reading from a written statement, Assange urged the U.S. to halt an FBI probe into WikiLeaks.
Assange retreated into the embassy two months ago in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on sexual misconduct allegations.
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