Julian Assange Asylum granted by Ecuador (UPDATE: Maybe…)

Ecuador hat Julian Assange Asyl gewährt, nachdem der vor ein paar Wochen in die Botschaft geflohen war. Ob er jetzt tatsächlich ausreisen darf ist mehr als unsicher, ich wünsch ihm trotzdem schonmal 'ne gute Reise. Wohin auch immer…

Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum. "Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange," said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions.

[…] But it remains unclear if giving Assange asylum will allow him to leave Britain and fly to Ecuador, or amounts to little more than a symbolic gesture. At the moment he faces the prospect of arrest as soon as he leaves the embassy for breaching his bail conditions. "For Mr Assange to leave England, he should have a safe pass from the British [government]. Will that be possible? That's an issue we have to take into account," Patino told Reuters on Tuesday.

Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official (via /.)

[update] Aus den Comments: „Das sagt der Guardian. Correa selbst sagt, dass es noch keine Entscheidung gibt: https://twitter.com/MashiRafael/status/235473581738434561“.