Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, citing concerns for his human rights, as he fights extradition from the UK to Sweden. The consulate had put out a press statement suggesting that he would not get a fair trial.

Mr Assange took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies.

The UK police have surrounded the embassy, which should make for a lot more headlines!

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