Last night it was announced that Julian Assange was in Ecuador’s London embassy seeking asylum. Assange knows more about what goes on behind the scenes than many other people, and it may have been some information he’s received that led him to seek asylum.
Also, Assange has a rather high power legal team. If his team knew he was going to seek asylum they would have advised him on all the legal ramifications; ie, once in the Ecuador embassy it’s not going to be easy to get out again. It seems that this asylum was arranged when President Rafael Correa was interviewed by Assange last month on Assange’s show on RT (Note: this was before Assange lost his final appeal in the British courts). Correa would have also received legal advice. The only way this asylum could be done tidily is if they spirited Assange out of the country, in disguise and on a false passport, before anyone even knew that Assange had broken his bail conditions.
Would President Correa blatantly flout international law? Possibly.
Is Julian Assange already in Ecuador? Time will tell.
In the meantime, here’s this week’s edition of Assange’s show on RT, called The World Tomorrow. Assange talks to Imran Khan, former cricketer and now a politician in Pakistan. It’s a very interesting conversation…