16 Aug 2012

WIKILEAKS FOUNDER UNDER THREAT


UK Police Officers
I’ve just read an article that says that Ecuador reported it received a report from the UK government that threatens to arrest Mr. Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who requested asylum in the Andean country and is in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

The information was confirmed by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, in a news conference in which he ratified, if it does happen, his country will take strong measures to stop this violation of international standards.

The British official communication, announced on this 15 August 2012 the Ambassador of Ecuador in London, Ana Albán, that the Britsh forces are seeking the possibility “of invading” the Ecuadorian embassy, said Patiño.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister described the British position as a "hostile and unfriendly act" that violates "expressed international standards."
It also revealed that the Ecuadorian government will announce soon the answer to the request for asylum made ​​by Mr. Assange to the Ecuador.

By reading at such news, I ask myself: Why do Britsh authorities would take such a repulsive action against Ecuador? It’s hard to believe that Great Britain is taking a desperate step towards Ecuador without suffering any external pressure. If Britain does it, for sure it will set a dangerous precedent all over the world. By doing so, all countries will have the right to do the same to British, in retaliation. That’s to say, all international treaties regarding Embassies, would be at stake. If you do not respect me, why should I respect you?

I hope Great Britain do not take such an offensive action against international agreements only to satisfy external interests. It actually would be below the belt.
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