MENUMENU

Julian Assange wins asylum to Ecuador

juliansuitcase

We tracked the drama as it unfolded on Twitter.

After a tense day and night of back-and-forth threats (from the U.K. Foreign Ministry, from the police, from activists around the world) this morning the government of Ecuador confirmed that it would indeed grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. We storified the overnight ordeal and verdict.

Image by ossipova

Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy

Lorraine Murphy is an Ottawa-based cybersecurity journalist and founding editor of the Cryptosphere. She has a keen interest in WikiLeaks and web culture, and her bylines have appeared in Salon, Vanity Fair, Serious Eats, and elsewhere.