Following the Wikileaks diplomatic cables controversy of Monday, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being offered a home in Ecuador.
The Washington Post today reports that Kintto Lucas, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Ecuador, has offered refuge to the Australian founder Assange, 39.
"We are ready to give him residence in Ecuador, without any kind of trouble and without any kind of conditions,'' Mr. Lucas said to Ecuadorinmediato today.
"We are going to invite him to come to Ecuador so he can freely present the information he possesses and all the documentation, not just over the internet but in a variety of public forums.'
Mr. Lucas was also said to have stated that despite Ecuadorian policy was not to become involved in other countries' internal affairs, it was "concerned'' by the leaked cables and the information contained - particularly information regarding Latin American nations.
Meanwhile, in Assange's native Australia, the Attorney General Robert McClelland has warned that the government is making legal investigation into Assange's actions and as to whether he has broken any Australian law.