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Friday, June 22, 2012

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Continues Stay At Ecuadorean Embassy

Demonstrators protest outside the Ecuadorean Embassy, London. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy in an attempt to gain political asylum. (AP)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.

He’s seeking asylum in the Latin American country in order to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he’s wanted for questioning on sexual assault charges.

Assange denies any wrongdoing and fears he will eventually be sent to the U.S. if he’s extradited to Sweden, because WikiLeaks released thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

Guest:

  • Simon Clemiston, BBC reporter who is on the street in front of the Ecuadorean Embassy

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