WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has declined a request by London police for him to surrender, his representative says. Assange, who is trying to avoid extradition to Sweden to face accusations of rape and assault, will remain in the Ecuadorian embassy while his application for asylum is processed. "This should not be considered any sign of disrespect," Assange said in a statement. "Under both international and domestic U.K. law, asylum assessments take priority over extradition claims."
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