Assange calls on Obama to stop WikiLeaks ‘witch-hunt’
LONDON (AFP) - 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.
Assange's appearance on the balcony was seen as an attempt to avoid arrest.
He praised the "courage" shown by the South American nation's president for granting him asylum.
"I thank President (Rafael) Correa for the courage he has shown in considering and in granting me political asylum," Assange told the world's media gathered outside the embassy, as he also thanked all of his supporters.