File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London

 
File photo of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaking to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in this December 5, 2011 file photo. Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on August 16, 2012 a day after the British government threatened to storm the Ecuadorean embassy in London to arrest Assange. REUTERS/Suzanne