Concern for WikiLeaks founder

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Ecuador’s foreign minister accused the British government  of trampling on the human rights of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago.

Mr. Assange, 41, took refuge in Ecuador’s tiny embassy in London last June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual assault and rape accusations. He denies the allegations. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said the Ecuadorean government was preparing a document in which it would argue that Britain is legally “obliged” to give Mr. Assange permission to travel to South America.