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阿桑奇宣称自己将“很快”离开厄使馆

2014-08-19    来源:新华网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

WikiLeaks founder says to leave London embassy soon

LONDON, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that he would be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London soon, where he had taken refuge for two years.

"I am leaving the embassy soon ... but perhaps not for the reasons that Murdoch press and Sky news are saying at the moment," he told a specially convened group of reporters about his political asylum and legal battle for freedom.

"The British Parliament and the British legal community have seen the abuses of my rights and other Britons who have been extradited without charges," Assange said.

"Now an understanding has developed within the United Kingdom that the position that was taken by Ecuador is the correct one," he added.

The 43-year-old Australian had been granted political asylum by Ecuador, but was unable to leave the embassy due to an arrest warrant issued by a Swedish court for his alleged role in two sexual assault cases. He dismissed the charges as "politically motivated."


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange attends a press conference at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, Aug. 18, 2014. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday that he would be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London soon, where he had taken refuge for two years.

"I have not been charged with an offense here in the United Kingdom or in Sweden at any time," he told the press conference.

Assange also slammed the "unprofessional" media reports that alleged two women he met during a visit to Sweden in 2010 had accused him of sexual offenses.

"It is often falsely reported that women in Sweden have accused me of the serious crime of rape. That is false. No woman has done so. In fact the women in Sweden explicitly denied having done that," he said, stressing that there has been "very significant" misreporting on his case.

At the press conference, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Ecuador would negotiate a "friendly and diplomatic solution" with the British government to protect Assange's human rights and prevent him from being extradited to other countries.

Patino said that Britain was undertaking legal reforms that could increase the possibility of striking a diplomatic deal between his country and Britain to solve the political impasse over Assange.

"With these reforms, the current legal framework in this country in principle would prevent the extradition of people who have not been formally charged by the judge and this is of course the case of Julian Assange," Patino said via an interpreter, adding that Ecuador was working with the British side to prepare legal arrangement for the deal.

The foreign minister also affirmed the validity of the asylum given to Assange two years ago, renewing Ecuador's commitment to the protection of the whistleblower's human rights, freedom and life.

Encouraged by the legal changes, Assange expressed his gratitude to those in Ecuador and Britain who have fought for his rights and freedom.

"Ecuador, together with the support of a number of Latin American states and human rights groups here in the United Kingdom, has protected my rights while this changing law has occurred," the embattled Australian noted.

"I am thankful that the United Kingdom is standing up for its long-held values of due process, that there must be formal charges against a person," he commended.

Assange has infuriated several governments, including the U.S. authorities, by disclosing hundreds of thousands of secret files concerning Iraq, Afghanistan and diplomatic cables from U.S. embassies around the world.

In June, 2012, Assange fled to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and was granted political asylum by Ecuador two months later.  (新华网)

political asylum 政治庇护,政治避难

extradite vt. 引渡;获取…的引渡

warrant n. 根据;证明;正当理由;委任状

slam vt. 砰地关上;猛力抨击

explicitly adv. 明确地;明白地

impasse n. 僵局;死路

extradition n. 引渡;亡命者送还本国

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在厄瓜多尔驻英国大使馆“蜗居”两年之后,“维基揭秘”创始人阿桑奇终于要离开了。18日在该使馆召开的记者会上,43岁的阿桑奇确认,自己“很快”将离开使馆。厄瓜多尔外长帕蒂尼奥当天也称,将与英国政府谈判,阿桑奇有望结束政治避难,重获自由。

英国新法律对阿桑奇有利

当地时间18日,阿桑奇在厄瓜多尔驻英国大使馆召开记者会。出现在现场的阿桑奇皮肤苍白得近乎半透明,面部浮肿,头发、胡须发白,与两年前相比仿佛老了10多岁:“我可以证实,我很快就将离开使馆,不过不是你们(媒体)所想的原因。”

何时离开?又将以怎样的形式离开?对于这些问题,阿桑奇都没有给出答案,只是称自己正饱受疾病困扰,一旦条件允许,他就会离开已生活了两年的大使馆。

“这样的情况必须有个了结……两年时间太长了。是时候给阿桑奇自由了。是时候尊重他的人权了。”厄瓜多尔外交部长里卡多·帕蒂尼奥当日也出席了记者会,坐在阿桑奇身边的他如此表示。

帕蒂尼奥说,英国近期修改法律,在新的法律框架下,个人未经司法部门正式指控不得引渡至他国,阿桑奇恰属此种情形。厄瓜多尔将和英方寻求共识,争取以政治途径解决阿桑奇避难僵局。他说,依照英国目前的法律,有关将阿桑奇引渡至他国的要求很可能会被英国当局驳回。

阿桑奇说,英国议会和法律界目睹了未经指控即将公民引渡至他国的恶果,越来越多的英国人认识到,厄瓜多尔为他提供政治避难的立场是正确的。阿桑奇坚称,自己在英国和瑞典从未受到任何正式指控,部分媒体声称他被两名妇女指控性侵的报道皆是不实之词。

媒体猜阿桑奇要去自首

阿桑奇召开新闻发布会后,“维基揭秘”发言人克里斯廷·赫拉凡松告诉法新社记者,阿桑奇不会贸然离开使馆。“朱利安的意思是,一旦英国政府遵守承诺,他就打算离开使馆。”赫拉凡松说。他没有作详细解释。

赫拉凡松告诉媒体记者,瑞典检察部门声称阿桑奇涉嫌强奸和性侵,都是瑞典官方的一面之词,事实上两名女性当事人从未对阿桑奇提起指控。他说,阿桑奇有望很快结束政治避难,离开已经栖身两年的厄瓜多尔驻英使馆,阿桑奇如果重获自由,仍将从事与“维基揭秘”有关的工作。

对于阿桑奇所称的将“很快”离开大使馆的说法,有媒体称,这意味着阿桑奇将自首。

早在半年多前,就有英国媒体预测称,阿桑奇很有可能在今年自首。因为如果他不自首的话,阿桑奇将在原地再等8年,直到他的引渡令由于诉讼时效而到期。但对于阿桑奇来说,在有限的空间内再生活8年,无疑是一件让人沮丧的事。有媒体甚至提出了这样的疑问,不知道阿桑奇还能忍多久而不至于发疯。

此前,阿桑奇曾表示,只有美国放弃对“维基揭秘”的调查,他才会考虑离开厄瓜多尔驻英使馆。阿桑奇的律师和厄瓜多尔政府担心,阿桑奇到瑞典后可能会被移交到美国,继而会因“维基揭秘”公布大量美国外交密电而遭到报复,面临高达35年的铁窗生涯,甚至面临死刑。



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