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-- department today denied claims from the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that he is the victim of an anti American backed witch hunt.
That accusation comes in -- his first comment since June when he began hiding out in Ecuador's embassy in London.
He's trying to avoid extradition to Sweden to face sex this sex assault accusations.
Last week Ecuador granted him asylum but British police vowed to arrest him if he steps off embassy grounds.
He addressed -- news crews and supporters yesterday from that building's balcony.
I -- President.
To do the right thing.
The United States must -- health.
It's witch -- against WikiLeaks.
The United States must -- goal.
It's -- FBI investigation.
The United States -- about.
That it will not -- The prosecution now is.
Or -- supporters.
He made no mention of the sex assault -- -- instead he said the United States is behind the current standoff.
In an attempt to prosecute him for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US documents online.
The Fox Report chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is -- -- in job and it seemed clear to me there that he tried to make this all about the United States.
-- he certainly is the fact is that Julian Assange is wanted for questioning on true allegations of serious sexual assault in Sweden.
The fact is that is that Swedish officials -- for his extradition.
From a -- UK.
But -- mr.
Assange conveniently forgotten those inconvenient truths when he made his appearance on the balcony.
The Ecuadoran embassy in London and instead.
Painted this as a global conspiracy orchestrated by the United States against WikiLeaks and he sought to portray himself.
As a journalistic Kamal -- listen.
We must use this moment to articulate the choice that is -- all governments of the United States of America.
We'll have returned to and reaffirmed.
The revolutionary values it was founded -- A little lunch.
On the premise -- the precipice.
Dragging out the hole into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists -- violence under the fear of prosecution.
-- we stood in adopt.
State of common spokeswoman Victoria Newman talked about all of that today saying that those -- wild assertions and they complete side chairmanship.
That there is a certain irony is in his choice of Ecuador for asylum here -- Certainly is if Julian Assange is looking for a country in which in his woods journalists full silent under the fear of prosecution.
He need look no further than -- -- just lost -- in fact President Rafael Correa had one journalist and three executives from a newspaper.
Thrown into jail for daring to suggest that he was showing.
Dictatorial tendencies and an organization called -- media else which tracks these sort of incidents says that last year it 2011.
There were 156.
Cases of threats attacks or arrests of journalists -- buying or link to.
Government officials in Ecuador.
A -- always said of course that.
That could always a courageous -- in the American nation.
That has taken a stand up for justice there are plenty of Ecuadorean journalists who would clearly beg to -- Jonathan Hunt thanks so much.
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