Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:34 Written by AP Tuesday, 19 June 2012 16:25
Ecuador - Ecuador’s foreign minister says Wilikeaks chief Julian Assange has taken refuge in the South American nation’s embassy in London and is seeking political asylum.
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says Ecuador is weighing the request.
The move comes less than a week after Britain’s Supreme Court rejected Assange’s bid to reopen his extradition case.
His legal struggle to stay in Britain has dragged on for the better part of two years, clouding his website’s work exposing the world’s secrets.