Invitation

Ecuador Offers WikiLeaks Founder Residency

Not everyone is angry at WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange for the site’s latest release of secret government documents. Ecuador is concerned about some of the U.S. activities depicted in the leaked diplomatic cables, and wants to offer Assange residency and a public forum, Ecuador’s deputy foreign minister said. The invitation comes at a good time for Assange, who may face espionage charges in the U.S. Also, Assange’s residency application to Sweden was turned down this year and his home country, Australia, says it’s investigating whether he broke any laws there. WikiLeaks claims to have more than 1,600 cables from the U.S. embassy in Quito, Ecuador, that it has yet to release.