Ecuador invite Julian Assange to address UN

Ecuador invite Julian Assange to address UN

Ecuador says it has invited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to address a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Assange will speak via video link, to discuss his asylum case.

The Australian Wikileaks founder is seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over sex crimes allegations, and has been sheltered inside Ecuador’s embassy in London since June.

He believes if he is extradited he will then be taken to the US to face charges in relation to Wikileaks.

But Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed the idea as a stunt, saying it would be of no interest at the high level meetings.

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