Rev. Jesse Jackson visits Julian Assange in London
Civil rights activist, from Chicago spent over an hour talking with Assange
Assange has been living inside the embassy for more than three years
He sought sanctuary in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden
Hasn’t been formally indicted but wanted for questioning on rape allegations
Reverend Jesse Jackson has visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
The civil rights activist, from Chicago spent over an hour talking with Assange at the embassy where he has been living for more than three years today.
The pair appeared together on the balcony of the embassy building.
Assange, 44, sought sanctuary in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden.
He has not been formally indicted, but is wanted there for questioning on rape allegations.
The Australian has refused to travel to Sweden, saying he fears it would lead to him being extradited to the United States because of an investigation into WikiLeaks’ dissemination of hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. documents.
Earlier this month, Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire said Britain would make a formal protest to Ecuador over its decision to provide asylum to the WikiLeaks founder.
As of yet, I haven’t been able to find a video of this. The video that they give in the link, (which can’t be embedded,) appears that it isn’t the right one.)