Ecuador slams UK over in­tru­sion at em­bassy

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The Ecuado­rian gov­ern­ment crit­i­cised Bri­tish author­i­ties af­ter se­cu­rity in­ter­cepted an in­truder try­ing to en­ter its em­bassy here, where Wik­iLeaks founder Ju­lian As­sange has been shel­ter­ing since 2012. “In the early morn­ing hours of Au­gust 22, 2016, an uniden­ti­fied per­son sought to gain unau­tho­rised ac­cess to (the Ecuado­rian) em­bassy in Lon­don,” the Ecuador gov­ern­ment said. The gov­ern­ment ac­cused Bri­tish author­i­ties of not re­spond­ing to the in­tru­sion quickly enough. Pros­e­cu­tors in Swe­den want to in­ter­view Mr As­sange in con­nec­tion with a 2010 rape al­le­ga­tion against him. The 45-year-old Aus­tralian sought refuge in the Ecuado­rian em­bassy in Lon­don in June 2012 af­ter ex­haust­ing all his le­gal op­tions in Bri­tain against ex­tra­di­tion to Swe­den.

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