HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » International » Latin America (Group) » Ecuador wants to avoid As...

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:59 PM

Ecuador wants to avoid Assange's extradition to Sweden

By Eduardo Garcia
QUITO | Wed Aug 1, 2012 4:43pm EDT

... Ecuador has long said that it will take as long as needed to make a thorough analysis of Assange's asylum request before making a decision. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino on Monday vowed to wait until the end of the Olympic Games in London to announce a decision.

He said Ecuador had invited Swedish authorities to question Assange in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, which could give the former computer hacker a chance to avoid extradition to Sweden.

But following a meeting with Correa on Wednesday Patino said he had "unofficially" learned that Sweden had turned down the offer. He said he was disappointed about Sweden's decision because it "makes the situation more complicated."

"This makes it more difficult for us to make a decision that would mean that Mr. Assange would have to travel to Sweden," Patino told reporters outside the presidential palace ...


1 replies, 699 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Ecuador wants to avoid Assange's extradition to Sweden (Original post)
struggle4progress Aug 2012 OP
Judi Lynn Aug 2012 #1

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:52 PM

1. Thanks for the update. It's important. Rec. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread