Julian Assange to be Granted Asylum In Ecuador

Julian Assange will be granted asylum in steamy Ecuador, reports the Guardian, citing an Ecuadorian official. Assange has been hiding out in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 19th, seeking asylum from president Rafael Correa in order to avoid an extradition order to Sweden where he faces a sex crimes investigation.

Ecuador is a weird choice for a transparency crusader, given that Correa has taken unprecedented steps to muzzle free press. But, hey, any port in a sex crimes case. Stay tuned, as we're guessing Assange's attempt to leave Britain will be anything but drama free.

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