Ecuador: Britain Won’t Raid Embassy

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17:  A protester holds a placard depicting Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy on August 17, 2012 in London, England. Mr Assange has been living inside Ecuador's London embassy since June 19, 2012 after requesting political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. The Ecuadorian government yesterday granted Mr Assange asylum but the British government is yet to grant him safe passage.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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    The controversial WikiLeaks founder is safe inside the Ecuadoran Embassy in London, Ecuador’s president said Saturday. President Rafael Correa said British police have withdrawn threats to force their way into the building where Julian Assange has remained since being granted asylum by the South American nation. “We consider this unfortunate incident over, after a grave diplomatic error by the British in which they said they would enter our embassy.” Assange is wanted in Sweden on allegations of sexual assault, and he fears that he would be extradited to the United States to face charges over his WikiLeaks activity. The United States has not issued any such charges and denies it has made any attempt to extradite Assange.

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