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Supporters of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, protesting outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London on 16 August 2012, the day his request for political asylum was granted by the Ecuadorian government. The protesters are holding signs saying 'I'm Julian' in solidarity. Assange had been staying in the embassy for 2 months to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer questions on sex charges. The Ecuadorian government granted Assange asylum after the Swedish, U.S. and British governments all refused to rule out his further extradition from Sweden to the USA on espionage charges related to Wikileaks releases of secret U.S. documents. on 16 August, 2012, the day his request for political asylum has been granted by the Ecuadorian government.  Assange had been staying in the embassy for the last 2 months to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer questions on sex charges. The Ecuadorian government granted Assange asylum after the Swedish, U.S. and British governments all refused to rule out his further extradition from Sweden to the USA on espionage charges related to Wikileaks releases of secret U.S. documents.