Assange slams Obama 'witchhunt'
- Published: 19 Aug 2012 at 17.48
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on US President Barack Obama to stop the "witchhunt" against his whistle-blowing website, as he gave a speech from Ecuador's embassy in London on Sunday.
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange demonstrate outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared on the balcony of Ecuador's London embassy Sunday to address media, making his first public appearance since seeking refuge in the building two months ago.
"I ask President Obama to do the right thing, the United States must renounce its witchhunt against WikiLeaks," said Assange, making his first public statement since he was granted political asylum by Ecuador.
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