Ecuadorian Embassy in UK ends Julian Assange’s asylum
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s political asylum was revoked by the Ecuadorian Embassy and he was arrested by UK police. According to NBC, the revocation of Assange’s Ecuadorian asylum was due to his ‘spoiled brat’ behaviour. Other sources reported that Assange’s arrest was designed to make sure he didn’t press a mysterious panic button and that the detention was ‘a sad day for human rights, for freedom of expression and for Ecuador’ and a ‘threat to journalism’.
Some do not consider the WikiLeaks’ publishing of documents to be a crime, rather, the hacking and leaking that opened the classified documents to the public, for which Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. Assange is facing extradition on charges of helping Manning hack US Department of Defense password.