Julian Assange Gets Political Asylum in Ecuador

In May the political activist and founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange was sentenced to extradition to Sweden for justice British. Although he could have appealed the decision, Assange decided to seek asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in the United Kingdom. Today, just over two months since the activist took refuge in place, the country’s government officially granted political asylum to the activist.
In view of this, the diplomatic situation (as was already planned) is not the best. As the United Kingdom can not enter the Ecuadorian embassy because of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (thanks, Matias!), They can not arrest Assange and extradite him. But it seems that the British government found a way. A spokesman said there is a law called Diplomatic and Consular Premises 1987 provides power to police to enter the territory. This action, however, has not happened yet.
In a statement to the press, WikiLeaks rejected the UK government’s decision to surround the embassy with police force to arrest Assange so he tries to leave towards the airport and then to Ecuador. The organization also said that “a threat of this nature is an extreme and hostile act […] and an unprecedented attack on the rights of those seeking asylum around the world.”

WikiLeaks came under attack for a week

Amid the diplomatic problem of its founder, WikiLeaks.org, site where they are published all the information that was leaked by Assange, he suffered a DDoS attack that left him unavailable for at least a week. This happened shortly after the release of messages involving the software company Trapwire monitoring, they said they were collecting data from surveillance cameras, so the timing was very curious.
According to WikiLeaks itself, the site has come to face peaks of up to 10 Gigabits per second of traffic during the attacks. And soon after start, a group called Anti Leaks claimed responsibility for the action saying also took air the Ecuadorian government website. In the morning of Tuesday (14) the site was back in the air.
If you are arrested and extradited to Sweden, Assange will then be extradited to the US where he should be charged with crimes involving espionage for publishing several confidential documents from the US government.
 

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