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Assange: 4 years in the Ecuadorian embassy

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>> Four years on, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange still holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London. He fled here on the 19th of June, 2012, breaching bail to avoid extradition from Britain to Sweden on charges of sexual assault. The British government's promised to arrest him if he sets foot outside.
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He says his release of classified videos and documents make him a threat to Washington and other governments. He's accused by critics of blowing the cover of intelligence sources. Former U.S. intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is serving 35 years for her part in passing Wikileaks information. Her files revealed the decision making that led to the death of two Reuters personnel in Baghdad, along with eight other people.
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Video the U.S. Military refused to release. Assagne says if he's sent to Sweden, he would be extradited to the U.S., where he could face the death penalty. So a diplomatic impasse between Britain and Ecuador continues and a drain on London's police, providing round the clock guards on the embassy.
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Beginning his fifth year of self-imposed imprisonment, Julian Assange remains a hero to some, and a traitor to others.