Assange addresses his supporters at the Ecuador Embassy in London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made a statement to supporters from the Ecuadorian embassy where he has taken refugee for the last two months & a week after being granted asylum by Ecuador. Assange has been under house arrest for the last 622 days.
The Australian is the subject of an international tug-of-war, with Swedish prosecutors seeking to question him about alleged sexual misconduct and Britain refusing to let him travel to Ecuador where he has been granted asylum.
His assistant Sarah Harrison and Wikileaks spokesman Joseph Farrell have been staying at the embassy late into the evening. Some 30 policemen were posted outside the building for the last week after Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino announced that Assange had granted asylum.