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WikiLeaks' Assange won't surrender to police
Julian Assange is seeking political asylum in Ecuador, a South American nation that has long clashed with the U.S.
Julian Assange is seeking political asylum in Ecuador, a South American nation that has long clashed with the U.S.
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ikiLeaks 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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