Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange.Summary: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum political asylum n → asilo político
political asylum n → asile m politique
political asylum political n by Ecuador after taking refuge in the country's embassy in London.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted political asylum by Ecuador after taking refuge in the country's embassy in London two months ago.
The announcement will increase tensions between the UK and the South American country, which has been warned the situation could have "serious implications" for diplomatic relations.
Mr Assange sought sanctuary in the embassy in Knightsbridge in an effort to avoid deportation deportation, expulsion of an alien from a country by an act of its government. The term is not applied ordinarily to sending a national into exile or to committing one convicted of crime to an overseas penal colony (historically called transportation). to Sweden, where he faces sexual assault charges.
The Foreign Office has said the decision on Mr Assange's application for political asylum would not affect the UK's legal obligation to extradite ex·tra·dite
v. ex·tra·dit·ed, ex·tra·dit·ing, ex·tra·dites
1. To give up or deliver (a fugitive, for example) to the legal jurisdiction of another government or authority.
2. him to Sweden.
Ecuadorian ministers have accused the UK of threatening to "attack" the embassy to seize Mr Assange after it emerged that a 1987 law could allow the revocation The recall of some power or authority that has been granted.
Revocation by the act of a party is intentional and voluntary, such as when a person cancels a Power of Attorney that he has given or a will that he has written. of a building's diplomatic status if the foreign power occupying it "ceases to use land for the purposes of its mission or exclusively for the purposes of a consular post".
Under international law, diplomatic posts are considered the territory of the foreign nation.
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