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Sat Aug 18, 2012, 01:28 AM

Assange refused offer of assistance from Australia [View all]

Updated 18 August 2012, 14:46 AEST

The Australian Government has confirmed it has had contact with Julian Assange while he has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Foreign Minister Bob Carr's office says consular officials have spoken with the WikiLeak's founder on eight occasions.

The last conversation was less than two days ago, just before Ecuador granted him asylum.

A spokesman for Senator Carr says Mr Assange was offered consular assistance, but he thanked them and declined the offer ...


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