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U.K. Won’t Allow Assange Safe Passage out of Britain: Hague

August 16, 2012

U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said Britain doesn’t recognize the concept of “diplomatic asylum” and won’t allow Wikileaks founder Julian Assange safe passage out of the country after Ecuador granted him political asylum.

“We cannot give safe passage to someone in this situation,” Hague told reporters in London today. “The U.K. doesn’t accept the principle of diplomatic asylum.”

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