Ecuador's Foreign Minister Says His Government Will Continue To Support Julian Assange

The Wikileaks founder has been staying at the Ecuadorian embassy in London


ECUADOR'S foreign minister has stood shoulder to shoulder with Julian Assange at the country's London embassy and pledged that his government remains firmly committed to protecting the WikiLeaks founder's human rights.

Ricardo Patino's visit preceded talks with his British counterpart William Hague on the eve of the one-year anniversary of Assange entering the Ecuadorean embassy.

At the same time prominent Australian journalist John Pilger accused the Gillard government of shamefully abandoning the former computer hacker.