“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin
Reshared post from +Dan Gillmor
If the British government invades Ecuador's embassy to haul away Julian Assange — and Ecuador says that's precisely what has been threatened –the UK government would be doing more than flouting international law.
It would also be announcing open season on its own embassies around the world — including places where some bad people would love to get a peek into the British government's activities.
Here's hoping that the UK backs away from this precipice.
Embassy of Ecuador in London » ECUADOR SHOCK AT THREATS FROM BRITISH GOVERNMENT
An Ecuadorian government spokesperson commenting on the threats by the British Government to enter the Embassy said: “We are deeply shocked by British government’s threats against the sovereignty of t…
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