Julian Assange

Assange's Crimes in Sweden Are Not Crimes in Ecuador

President Correa claims Assange would not see a court had he assaulted two women in Ecuador

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Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, has said Julian Assange should respond to the sexual assault allegations made against him by two Swedish women, even though the case would not in his view constitute criminal behaviour in Latin America.

His remarks are likely to add to the controversy surrounding the WikiLeaks founder but they also hint at a possible avenue for a compromise in the diplomatic row caused by Ecuador's recent decision to grant asylum to Assange at its London embassy.