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Julian Assange statement: WikiLeaks founder speaks from Ecuador embassy balcony in London | GlobalPost

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave his first public statement since entering Ecuador’s embassy in London in June.

Julian Assange gave his first public statement today since entering Ecuador’s UK embassy in June, thanking the Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa for supporting him but giving little indication of his next move.

Assange spoke from a balcony window at Ecuador’s embassy in central London, meaning he did not leave its official premises.

The WikiLeaks founder addressed a crowd of media and cheering supporters who had gathered on the street below, asking US President Barack Obama to “do the right thing.”

“The United States must renounce its witchhunt against WikiLeaks,” Assange said, in a prepared statement broadcast by TV news networks around the world.

Assange also demanded the release of Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks’ suspected source of US diplomatic cables, who is being held in a US prison.

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