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Ecuador: Brits Threatened Embassy Raid

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says the British government has threatened to raid their London embassy unless they turn over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “We are not a British colony,” Patino shot back in a letter shaming the British embassy. The minister added that Ecuador will announce a decision on Assange’s asylum request  Thursday morning. Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa also commented on the alleged UK bullying, saying the precedent it sets is “absolutely unacceptable and a threat to all countries.” The hacker is wanted in Sweden on rape charges and has been hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy since mid June.

August 15, 2012 6:17 PM