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Poll: Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?

The UK says it has an obligation to extradite Assange to Sweden – but opponents claim he is being persecuted for political reasons. What do you think?

A MAJOR DIPLOMATIC row has erupted between the UK and Ecuador over the fate of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange, who has been seeking refuge in the country’s embassy in London since June. However the UK has said that the asylum decision changes nothing, and it will continue to try to extradite Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

The UK argues that it has a binding obligation to extradite Assange which trumps his claim to asylum. Foreign secretary William Hague said that diplomatic immunity should not be used to harbour alleged criminals.

However opponents claim Assange is being persecuted for political reasons because of Wikileaks and say that he is entitled to asylum.

So what do you think? Should the UK stop Julian Assange from seeking asylum in Ecuador?

Poll Results:

No (1817)
I don't know/I'm not sure (975)
Yes (403)

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