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A pro-Julian Assange placard is seen outside the Embassy of Ecuador, in central London, Saturday August 18, 2012, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is claiming asylum in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden.  Authorities in Sweden want to question Assange over allegations made by two women who accuse him of sexual misconduct during a visit to the country in mid-2010, but Assange asserts that the US will try to extradite him from Sweden to answer allegations relating to the WikiLeaks publication of US secrets. (AP Photo / Dominic Lipinski/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
A pro-Julian Assange placard is seen outside the Embassy of Ecuador, in central London, Saturday August 18, 2012, where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is claiming asylum in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden. Authorities in Sweden want to question Assange over allegations made by two women who accuse him of sexual misconduct during a visit to the country in mid-2010, but Assange asserts that the US will try to extradite him from Sweden to answer allegations relating to the WikiLeaks publication of US secrets. (AP Photo / Dominic Lipinski/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVES
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(AP) WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange is making his first public appearance since he took refuge inside Ecuador's Embassy in London two months ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual misconduct allegations.


Assange planned to speak later Sunday, likely from a balcony at the embassy, a small apartment in London's ritzy Knightsbridge district where the WikiLeaks activist fled on June 19.


He sought shelter there after exhausting all routes of appeal in the U.K. to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over the sex crime allegations.


Ecaudor on Thursday granted Assange asylum. However, Britain says Assange will be arrested and sent to Sweden the moment he steps foot outside the embassy.


WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon, who is representing Assange, also plans to speak.


Associated Press
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