Assange: 'The US War on Whistleblowers Must End'
<p>Speaking to media and crowds below, Julian Assange appeared on a balcony of the Ecuadoran embassy in London on Sunday, his first public appearance since being granted political asylum by Ecuador, and said, "The U.S. war on whistleblowers must end."</p>
<p>The <em>Guardian</em>, which has been <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/blog/2012/aug/19/julian-assange-statement-ecuadorean-embassy-live">liveblogging Assange's appearance</a>, have recorded his statements from the balcony:</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-news-hp-image">
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