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Assange Asylum: Asylum Seeker and Sex-Related Claims

assange asylum: What naturalization does is provide the asylum seeker another layer of protection, Espinosa said, according to CBC. Ecuador gave Assange asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden for investigation of sex-related claims. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said officials accepted Assange's request for naturalization in December, and they continue to look for a long-term resolution to a situation that has vexed officials since 2012. Sweden dropped the case, but Assange has remained in the embassy because he is still subject to arrest in Britain for jumping bail. Trump Jr. messaged with Wiki Leaks during 2016 campaign Defiant Assange says 'war is just commencing' after Sweden drops rape case The Australian-born Assange posted a photograph of himself wearing a yellow Ecuadorean national soccer team jersey on Instagram Wednesday and his name now appears in the Andean country's national registry. He also fears a possible U.S. extradition request based on his leaking of classified State Department documents. ( As reported in the news.