January 11, 2018 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos
LONDON, The United Kingdom – It appears the mainstream media has gone into overload mode and completely reported a false story that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was no longer welcome in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London.
“A look at the propaganda press. Ecuador states “We will continue to protect @JulianAssange” that it is an “untenable situation” to have him detained in the UK for 5.5 years and wants a third state to mediate,” the official Wikileaks account on Twitter said with accompanying screenshots of headlines from mainstream media.
A look at the propaganda press. Ecuador states “We will continue to protect @JulianAssange” that it is an “untenable situation” to have him detained in the UK for 5.5 years and wants a third state to mediate. Result: https://t.co/IjZr4NJ61J pic.twitter.com/2MJfRephct
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 10, 2018
The media miscontrued the word “untenable” and attempted to make it sound that Ecuador was preparing to kick Assange out of the embassy.
However, the reality appears to show that Assange has been given Ecuadorean identification documents, suggesting he has been granted residency or citizenship. This rumor appears stronger with his tweet yesterday of him wearing an Ecuadorean football jersey.
— Julian Assange ⌛ (@JulianAssange) January 10, 2018
The Government of Ecuador “recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK,” a Foreign Office spokesperson told British media.
“The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,” the FCO spokesman added.”Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice.”
It remains to be seen what will occur with these latest developments.