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[Location - Date:Quito,Ecuador/August 16, 2012][Source:Ecuador TV][VO:][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#1 JUST ONE DAY AFTER THE ECUADOREAN FOREIGN MINISTER GRANTED POLITICAL ASYLUM TO WIKILEAKS FOUNDER, JULIAN ASSANGE, HIS MOTHER, IS PRAISING ECUADOR FOR ITS DECISION. (source: AuBC)[SOT/:Christine Assange/Julian Assange's mother]"Now we've got a brave government actually standing up, we're looking for more governments now to stand up and put their hands up. Those governments who haven't been doing the right thing to be hanging their heads in shame, but it's not too late, you can stand up now and have your place in the sun with Ecuador."[VOICE-OVER]TRACK#2ECUADOR SAYS IT GRANTED ASYLUM TO ASSANGE BECAUSE OF THE SERIOUS THREAT OF UNJUST PROSECUTION BY THE US BECAUSE HE PUBLISHED THOUSANDS OF SENSITIVE DIPLOMATIC CABLES ON THE WEBSITE, WIKILEAKS.ASSANGE IS ALSO WANTED FOR QUESTIONING IN SWEDEN FOR ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT. BUT, SINCE BRITAIN VOWED TO EXTRADICT HIM ON THOSE CHARGES, HE TOOK REFUGE IN THE ECUADOREAN EMBASSY IN LONDON ON JUNE 19. [Location - Date:Stockholm, Sweden/August 16, 2012][Source:SETV 4 (No Access Sweden)][VO:]THURSDAY'S DECISION IN ASSANGE'S FAVOR SPARKED DIPLOMATIC TENSIONS BETWEEN SWEDEN, BRITAIN AND ECUADOR.(upsound: "excuse me sir, are you the Ecuadorean Ambassador?") IN STOCKHOLM, ASSANGE'S LAWYER SAYS THE DECISION FOR ASYLUM IS A GAME CHANGER FOR HIS CASE.[SOT/:PER E SAMUELSON/ ASSANGE LAWYER IN SWEDEN]This means that the situation is totally new for the Swedish prosecutor. She can no longer expect him to be transported to Sweden to be held in custody in Sweden, so, in my opinion, the Swedish prosecutor now must change her mind and go to London, as we wanted (her) to do, and interrogate Julian Assange in the embassy of Ecuador as soon as possible." [Location - Date:NEW YORK/AUGUST 16, 2012][VOICE-OVER]TRACK#4ASSANGE SUPPORTERS IN NEW YORK VISITED THE ECUADOREAN CONSULATE TO THANK ECUADOR FOR ITS SUPPORT IN ASSANGE'S CASE. [SOT/:Jeff Ward/Assange supporter] "Congratulations for being brave, you know. Small countries get beaten up by big countries all the time and I'm sure this will lead to some bad things for them. But they're wise enough to know in their own history that human rights are being damaged and I'm sure that played a part in their decision." [VOICE-OVER]TRACK#5STILL, INTERPOL, THE INTERNATIONAL POLICE AGENCY , SAYS ASSANGE REMAINS ON THE WORLD'S MOST WANTED LIST, DESPITE THE ECUADOR'S POLITICAL ASYLUM DECISION. (****END****) ANCHOR VOICE: -------------------------VIDEO PRODUCER: ALVA FRENCH---------------------------VIDEO SOURCE: AP/AuBC/SETV 4/ECUADOR TV-----------------------VIDEO APPROVAL: ----------------------------VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: AuBC/SETV4/ECUADOR TVNO ACCESS SWEDEN/NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA/AP CLIENTS ONLY----------------------------------MARKET EMBARGO (S): NO ACCESS SWEDEN/NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA/AP CLIENTS ONLY--------------------------------