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Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:08 PM

47. The bottom line, though, is that embassies are treated as "immune" or however you want to put it,

particularly when the issue has political overtones. This is why the Chinese didn't bust down the doors when one of their own took refuge in our embassy, even though we don't technically "do" political asylum.

It happens--and countries tend to be reticent to bust down the door because they don't want it happening to them in their missions, which is why Assange is, with the assistance of Ecuador, paying for his incarceration in Knightsbridge, rather than the Swedes paying for it in Sweden.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/17/julian-assange-chen-guangcheng-more-famous-embassy-stays-photos.html

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