Wikileaks' Assange gives media statement in London: photos

Wikileaks' Assange gives media statement in London: photos

Summary: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a statement to protesters and the media from the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday.

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  • A U.K. police officer stands in front of the embassy building as Julian Assange gives his statement.

  • Julian Assange stands on the balcony — around six feet away from U.K. soil — as he criticizes the U.S. government for the "witch hunt" against his organization, Wikileaks.

  • Assange's pre-prepared statement was cautious to avoid political rhetoric as this would have breached his asylum conditions with the Ecuadorian government. However, the statement was very strongly worded in opposition of the U.S. government's tactics and actions.

Topics: Privacy, Government, Government UK, Security

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  • The calm...

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