July 29th, 2012
01:05 AM ET

Julian Assange's mother arrives in Ecuador to plead son's asylum case

The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will meet with Ecuadorian authorities Monday to urge them to grant her son asylum.

Christine Assange, who arrived in the capital city Quito on Saturday, told reporters she will appeal to Ecuador's stance on human rights during her meeting.

"Surely, the president and his staff will make the best decision," Christine Assange said, according to a report in the state-run El Ciudadano website.

Her son has been holed up inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since applying for political asylum on June 19.

He is seeking to avoid being sent to Sweden over claims of rape and sexual molestation and said he fears if he is extradited there, Swedish authorities could hand him over to the United States.

If her son is sent to the United States, he "could expect a sentence of death or many years in prison with torture as they are doing now with Bradley Manning," Christine Assange said, according to the El Ciudadano report.

"If they did that to a U.S. citizen, they would have fewer qualms about doing a foreigner."

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  1. drap™

    Ecuador's currency is the U.S dollar... . some free soccer balls and some $ under the table should get him freed... .

    July 29, 2012 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. uhadit

    The Terrorist Christian Americans can do anything, they are the Uncrowned king of World Terrorism because they are slaves of the Zionist Jews of Isra-Hell & to please their Jewish masters American Christians can go to any length

    July 29, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. drap™

    Actually I thought some free soccer balls for the kids would be nice... . but WOW REALLY!!!

    July 29, 2012 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. genomega1

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    July 29, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. dude

    Your pick is really scary! @genomga

    July 29, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. choforche

    Reblogged this on choforche.

    July 29, 2012 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Name*Donal Peter Buckley

    Freedom of information and free speech must be prevented .

    USA are World Leaders in repression.

    Shoot/hang/execute but the USA must silence the messenger.

    Hey,the horse has bolted, why highlight the message?
    Recourse to state violence for basic revenge motives is so USA. Establishment farce.

    July 29, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rascal Rabble

    why do crimminals always play the mommy wildcard just before the scale of justice is weighed?

    July 29, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    On the flip side, if he sold out on his mother and his wife, Checkmate!

    July 29, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sold out

    "Who really is my mother."-Jesus

    July 29, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. Charged

    If the politicians and dignitariries haven't been breaking any laws, they wouldn't be going after Assange and charging him with lesser infractions than what they themselves have done.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Rascal Rabble

    soooo yer sayin' outlaw robinhood should leave the comforts and immunity of sherwood forests and head to the guillotines of nottingham's sheriff???

    July 29, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. About Wiki

    Wiki has only been embarrassing people. None are being charged with anything that Wiki leaked. A minor glitch in the matrix, really.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      interesting point...about the matrix staying intact...so julian was the only one brave or stupid enough to swallow the red pill...i really believe he is a pawn of the matrix...only to be harshly discarded when no longer useful...

      July 29, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      ...too bad he's going down before he could leaked the architect...lol

      July 29, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. About Wiki

    No. I'm saying the federal gag order President Obama maintains FBI whistleblower Sibel D. Edmonds should stay under should be lifted. Edmonds and 24 Department of Defense personnel solved the crime of 9/11...they tracked the money trail to the Bush-Bin Laden investment group and to the House of Saud. Bush had them gagged, president Obama maintains that they should remain gagged by federal court order.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Rascal Rabble

      gasps...oh my goodness...how could obama condone such atrocities??? bush never came across has being that bright...are you sure that wasn't buckshot cheney's doins...?!?!?!?

      July 29, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  15. About Wiki

    9/11 was an easier crime to solve than many bank robberies have been. Just as a bank robber can't wait to spend the money he stole, ditto those whom profited from 9/11.
    Who made the most money off of 9/11? OK. Now track their finances. Bingo. Busted.

    July 29, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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