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17 - 28 August 12
Julian Assange, a 41-year-old Australian citizen, shot to international prominence in 2010 when his WikiLeaks website began publishing its huge cache of American secrets, including 250,000 US Embassy cables that highlighted sometimes embarrassing backroom dealings.
As he toured the globe to highlight the disclosures, two women accused him of sex offences during a trip to Sweden.
Assange has said the sex with the women was consensual and denied wrongdoing, but has fought off efforts to return him to Sweden for questioning for two years.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa granted him asylum on Thursday, 16 August 2012, and he remains out of reach of British authorities while he is inside the country's embassy.
Britain insists that if Assange steps outside, he will be detained and sent to Sweden.
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