19 August 2012, 04:59

UK pays price for Assange row

UK pays price for Assange row

The long-running row over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has set the British government back over $1.5 million, The Daily Mail reports. The price tag includes legal and court outlays of the past two years related to Assange’s extradition to Sweden, plus the cost of police patrols posted around the Ecuadorian embassy in London Julian Assange has been hiding in the past two months.

On Thursday Ecuador granted Assange’s request for political asylum. Britain warned it would not allow the Australian out of the country.

Julian Assange is to address his supporters and the media sometime later in the day.

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TASS

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