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Ecuador admits failure of Julian Assange efforts

Ecuador admits failure of Julian Assange efforts

A judge at a court in London rejected the argument of Assange’s lawyers that upholding an arrest warrant was no longer in the public interest, saying “arrest is a proportionate response.”

While Mr Assange has been staying at Ecuador’s London embassy since 2012 where he was granted political asylum, the lawyers are doing their best to depart the 46-year old Australian from Embassy.

The top-level diplomats were involved in Assange’s case but London court rejected their arguments, saying Julian’s “arrest is a proportionate response.” In fact, the case of Assange is an example of international cooperation: the Australian guest in Ecuador’s Embassy is waiting for some good news from the British lawyers.

Ecuador admits failure of its diplomatic efforts in Assange’s case

The intrigue where Julian Assange was playing the leading role led him to the Ecuador Embassy in London. The Australian was granted political asylum in 2012, since that moment he only rarely emerges onto the embassy balcony, citing concerns for his personal safety, but he frequently takes part in media conferences and campaigns via video link.

“On the issue of mediation, I have to say very honestly that it has not been successful because two parties are needed to mediate. Ecuador is willing, by not necessarily the other party,”

said Fernanda Espinosa, referring to the UK, which does not recognise Mr Assange as a diplomatic agent and continues to insist he should “face justice”.