Foreign Ministers from across the American continent will meet next Friday to discuss the impasse between the Britain and Ecuador over Julian Assange. Ecuador has granted asylum to the Wikileaks founder who took refuge at Ecuador’s embassy in London in June. He faces extradition to Sweden over sexual assault claims, which he denies.
Twenty-three members of the Organization of American States voted to have the meeting in Washington DC. The US was one of three to oppose it.
On Thursday, Ecuador announced it had granted Assange asylum but Britain has said it will not allow him safe passage out of the country. The South American country has said Assange’s human rights could be violated if he is sent to Sweden to be questioned over allegations that he sexually assaulted two ex-Wikileaks volunteers in Stockholm in 2010