Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks’ Assange

Christmas in August

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, second from left, gestures after giving a news conference where he announced that Ecuador would grant asylum to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012. The announcement comes two months after Assange took refuge in its London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning for alleged sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)He's won asylum in Ecuador, but Julian Assange is no closer to getting there.

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