Julian Assange says he will not leave Ecuador’s embassy in the UK as long as the US remains hostile.
Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:1PM GMT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will not leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London unless the US government drops its “immoral” investigation into the WikiLeaks website.
Assange has sheltered in the embassy of Ecuador in the UK capital since June, in an attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of sexual misconduct. Assange’s supporters fear that he will be taken to the US to face harsh interrogation for disclosing secret US information.
In an interview inside the embassy, Assange said the standoff could end if the US government dropped its investigation.
“It’s an immoral investigation. It breaches the first amendment, it breaches all the principles that the US government says it stands for and it absolutely breaches the principles the founding fathers stood for and which most of the US people believe in,” Assange said.