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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange 923

Several readers have submitted news that as expected, Ecuador is formally accepting Julian Assange's request for political asylum. paulmac84 writes "The Guardian are live blogging the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister's announcement that Ecuador is to grant asylum to Julian Assange. In the announcement Minister Patino said, 'We can state that there is a risk that he will be persecuted politically... We trust the UK will offer the necessary guarantees so that both governments can act adequately and properly respect international rights and the right of asylum. We also trust the excellent relationship the two countries have will continue.' The Guardian also carries a translated copy of the letter the UK sent to Ecuador regarding the threat to 'storm' the Ecuadorian embassy." Also at Reuters.
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Ecuador Grants Asylum To Julian Assange

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  • by Pirulo ( 621010 ) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:24AM (#41009577)
    Having sex in Sweden can get complicated
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:32AM (#41009693)

    BREAKING NEWS: "Al-Qaeda is hiding a stock of WMDs in Ecuador", says a US diplomat.

  • by CMYKjunkie ( 1594319 ) on Thursday August 16, 2012 @09:43AM (#41009861)

    Do you see the word 'storm' in there? I don't.

    Obvious: "We very much hope not to get thiS point, buT if you cannOt Resolve the issue of Mr. Assange's presence on your premises, this route is open to us."

  • by Khyber ( 864651 ) <> on Thursday August 16, 2012 @11:35AM (#41011793) Homepage Journal

    "I laugh at the people who claim that the USA is a bad place to live, that the government is so corrupt and they are constantly controlling us. Leave then, take your arse somewhere else and then call me from there and let me know how things are going."

    Panama is quite nice. So is Japan. Lived in both places for short periods of time.

    Only reason I'm still in the USA is probation. Once that's done, I'm taking myself, and half of your agricultural economy (with tech I've developed,) with me.

    Then we'll see how you enjoy living with China's boots on your throat and the throats of your children/grandchildren.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 16, 2012 @01:04PM (#41013103)

    >"Technically it may be, as she is unconscious and has not affirmed her consent to sex again, and yet this happens often, even in relationships."

    Not only technically, by every moral standard unless you grew up in some really really backward place, this would constitute rape. You do not have sex with a sleeping woman, even if you had it an hour before when she was awake, and certainly not if she is your partner, what kind of sick person are you?

    >"Can a man rape his wife? Yes, obviously (though some legal systems would disagree). What about a man who has sex with his sleeping wife? Maybe."

    No, this is not maybe, it is rape! I find your sense of moral grossly disturbing. If your wife is sleeping and you are really horny, go use your hands in the bathroom for fucks sake!

Doubt isn't the opposite of faith; it is an element of faith. - Paul Tillich, German theologian and historian