“Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and an Australian native, gave his speech from the balcony of Ecuador’s London embassy. He’s been holed up there since mid-June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where police want to question him about allegations of sexual misconduct. He has not been charged with any crime by any country.
Assange has said in the past that he fears being sent to the United States, which he believes wants to prosecute him for WikiLeaks’ release of classified American diplomatic and military intelligence.”
Via Mashable: http://mashable.com/