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Assange bail backers must wait to find out if they lose bail surety

High-profile supporters of Julian Assange will have to wait to find out if they will lose £140,000 of surety cash after the Australian sought political asylum.

Aliaksandr Barankov poses in his Belarus military uniform

Ecuador rejects Belarus' extradition request of former police inspector Aliaksandr Barankov who may have faced the death penalty

Ecuador has freed a Belarusian former police inspector who allegedly faced the death penalty in his homeland after uncovering government corruption there.

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A judge on Ecuador's highest court has thrown out an extradition request for a former police investigator from Belarus who has been jailed since June, ordering him to be freed immediately.

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Ecuador could send dissident back to Belarus

Like Julian Assange, Barankov was granted asylum, but now faces return to death penalty

Half of a document carried by a police officer, which outlines that Julian Assange is to be arrested in any circumstances if he comes out of the Embassy of Ecuador, in central London

Police ordered to arrest Assange 'under all circumstances' if he leaves embassy

Police have been ordered to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “under all circumstances” if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been holed-up for more than two months while claiming asylum.

A member of Anonymous in a Guy Fawkes mask outside the embassy

Britain is shunning us, say Ecuadorians as tension continues over Assange

The Ecuadorian government has expressed “surprise and disappointment” that Britain has made no attempt to contact them since Julian Assange was granted asylum one week ago.

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The Respect MP fails to address 'bad etiquette' comments in defence of WikiLeaks founder

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Respect MP George Galloway has defended his controversial claim that a sexual assault allegation against WikiLeaks campaigner Julian Assange amounted to no more than bad “sexual etiquette”.

Home Office and Ministry of Justice targeted by Anonymous hackers in Assange protest

Computer hacking collective Anonymous claims it has attacked a number of Government websites in protest over the Julian Assange case.

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa was interviewed by Assange for his show on Russia Today

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Nations call for discussion over Julian Assange

Foreign ministers from across South America have called for dialogue between the UK and Ecuador to resolve the row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Leading article: Hardly persecution, Mr Assange

Julian Assange's soaring rhetoric from the balcony of the embassy of Ecuador today was, by now, a rather familiar performance. The WikiLeaks founder described his gratitude to his South American hosts for taking a "stand for justice" in their offer of asylum. He told darkly of British police descending on the building last week, put off breaking the Vienna Conventions on diplomatic relations only, he said, by his supporters' vigil outside. He spoke in stirring terms of freedom of speech and the US "witch-hunt" against whistle-blowers and journalists of which he is a victim.

Organisation of American States to discuss diplomatic row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The diplomatic row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be discussed by foreign ministers from across the Americas next week.

A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange protests outside the Ecuadorean embassy in London

Britain fights to win friends as Assange row intensifies

South Americans rally round Ecuador after UK threat to storm its London embassy

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