Wednesday 13 December 2017

Defiant Assange says he won't quit embassy

WIKILEAKS chief Julian Assange, pictured, has defied a British police summons and won't be leaving the Ecuadorean Embassy in London until he hears about his asylum bid, a member of his defence fund revealed yesterday.

British police had demanded that the computer expert report to them yesterday, the first step in what would have been his extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations.

But Susan Benn, a member of his defence fund, said he would rebuff the UK authorities.

Mr Assange argues that the sex claims made against him by two Swedish women in 2010 have been manipulated by his enemies and that extradition to Sweden is a first step in a plan to fly him to the US.

Irish Independent

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