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After two months of shacking up in the Ecuador embassy in London, Julian Assange will finally make an official public appearance to address the press and followers in the safe confines of the embassy’s balcony.

After two months of shacking up in the Ecuador embassy in London, Julian Assange will finally make an official public appearance to address the press and followers in the safe confines of the embassy’s balcony. 

Assange was granted political asylum from the Ecuadorian government several days ago, but it is still unknown whether or not the Wikileaks founder will be able to make it safely to the Latin American country. 

Baltasar Garzon, an ex-Spanish judge that is representing Assange, reportedly met up with the Australian activist inside the embassy. Garzon reported that Assange said he is thankful to the Ecuadorian for granting his asylum request and that he is determined to fight for “the truth…human rights…and his own rights.”

Ecuadorian and British officials were unable to come to an agreement regarding Assange’s possible extradition to the U.S. after his trials in Sweden over alleged sex offenses.  The U.S. is said to be investigating Assange’s role in obtaining secret files from an ex-U.S soldier back in 2010.

In his weekly broadcast, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said that Assange was granted asylum because of extradition threats to U.S, and that the granted asylum was not intended to deter from the investigation of Assange’s sexual offenses in Sweden.