Update on Julian Assange case:

Published on 16 Aug 2012 by RussiaToday
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Patino adds:

We can state that there is a risk that he will be persecuted politically...

We trust the UK will offer the necessary guarantees so that both governments can act adequately and properly respect international rights and the right of asylum.

We also trust the excellent relationship the two countries have will continue.
Asylum is granted

Ecuador is to grant political asylum to Julian Assange, says Patino.