Assange s Great Escape

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  • Started: 8/21/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 8/24/2012 17:00
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  • Entries: 28
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Assange s Great Escape
Contest Directions: After Ecuador's government granted political asylum to Julian Assange, Britain had threatened to storm Equador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder. Even if Britain doesn't storm the Equador's embassay, it said it will never allow Assange to safely cross the British territory on the way to Equador, and will arrest him as soon as he leaves the embassy.
Design or find ways for julian assange to get to Equador without being arrested in the UK.

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/21/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 8/24/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 28
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
28 pictures
  • Julian Assange Planning to go to Ecuador

    Julian Assange Planning to go to Ecuador
  • Julian Assange Flying Over London

    Julian Assange Flying Over London
  • Julian Assange Dematerializing

    Julian Assange Dematerializing
  • Julian Assange Flying with Bird Wings

    Julian Assange Flying with Bird Wings
  • Julian Assange as Houdini in Chains

    Julian Assange as Houdini in Chains
  • Magician Pulls Julian Assange out of a Hat

    Magician Pulls Julian Assange out of a Hat
  • Julian Assange in a Giant Bottle at Sea

    Julian Assange in a Giant Bottle at Sea
  • Stork Carrying Julian Assange Out of Equador

    Stork Carrying Julian Assange Out of Equador
  • Julian Assange Escaping Equador Flying a Jet Pack

    Julian Assange Escaping Equador Flying a Jet Pack
  • Julian Assange Tries an ET Escape

    Julian Assange Tries an ET Escape
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Julian Paul Assange, was born on July 3, 1971, in Townsville, Australia he is an internet journalist and founder of WikiLeaks. In large volumes, he publicized top-secret documents on spy scandals, corruption in the highest echelons of power, military crimes and diplomacy secrets of major countries. Biography: Julian Assange was born in 1971 in Townsville, a city in the North East of Australia. According to his maternal line, Assange is a descendant of Scottish and Irish emigrants, who came to Australia in the middle of the 19th century. Wikileaks: In 2006, Assange founded the site "WikiLeaks". Understanding that he has to deal with very scrupulous materials, he decided to install the main server in Sweden which is famous for its loyalty towards journalists. The first material the "Decision of Somalia's Islamic Court on capital punishment of government bureaucrats" appeared in the same year on WikiLeaks. The portal emphasized that the document can be unreal but was "received from reliable sources in US intelligence". Naturally, Assange never disclosed his informers. The informers, in turn, can feel safe. Before appearing on the WikiLeaks page, the information is simultaneously copied onto all servers of the portal, which makes it impossible to track. Assange had forwarded around 100 000 secret documents on the war in Afghanistan and also tens of thousands of documents on the war in Iraq to Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and The New York Times. Part of the documents are related to the shooting down of peaceful citizens. An international scandal exploded after the publication of much evidence, especially video shots. Assange also stated that he has around 15000 top secret documents from the Pentagon in his custody. In August 2010, Assange, during his visit to Sweden, signed an agreement with the local Pirate Party about the installation of his WikiLeaks servers on its platform, which would provide political support to the project on a global arena. In July 2012, Assange said that WikiLeaks shall publish around 2.4 million documents, associated with the conflict in Syria. According to Assange, the publication of the documents shall help people understand the ground situation in this country. Prosecution: Freezing the bank account in Switzerland: On December 6, 2010, the Swiss bank PostFinance informed that they had frozen the accounts of Assange. In its press release, the bank indicated that the reason behind freezing the accounts was the unauthentic information about his place of residence submitted to the bank by Assange. Blocking the accounts of WikiLeaks by international payment systems: On December 3, 2010, the international payment system PayPal blocked the account of WikiLeaks by explaining its step that the payment system cannot be used for carrying out illegal activities. According to the words of the Vice President of Company, this step was initiated at the request of the US State Department. On December 7, 2010, the international payment systems Visa and MasterCard blocked all payments related to the WikiLeaks site. The press service of the European division of Visa emphasized that the given step was not associated with the pressure from officials on the payment system but because the lawyers are studying the current business structure of WikiLeaks for probable violations of Visa rules. Blocking the accounts of Assange associates by social networks: On December 9, 2010, the social network sites Facebook and Twitter blocked the accounts of the associates of Assange on suspicion of hacker attacks. Refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy: On May 30, 2012, the Supreme Court of England declined the appeal for extradition to Sweden. On June 19, Assange, who was asked not to leave the place, took shelter in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and requested the government of South American country give him political asylum. Police considered it as a violation of house arrest rules and said that he would be arrested once he comes out of the embassy. Police cannot enter the building as it has diplomatic immunity. At the end of July 2012, Assange's mother arrived in Ecuador to personally request the government authorities to provide political asylum to her son. On August 16, 2012, at 13:00 hrs London time, Ecuador officially provided political asylum to Assange. For these two months, Assange was within the territory of the diplomatic mission and did not leave it. Initially, it was reported that the police was going to storm the embassy to arrest Assange, however later, William Hague, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UK, stated that storming the embassy would not take place, however, the government can cancel the diplomatic status of the embassy citing the law on "Diplomatic Premises", according to which, it is possible to cancel the diplomatic status if the territory of the embassy is used for providing shelter to criminals and not as per diplomatic functioning. The selection of Ecuador by Assanage as shelter was not accidental since the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador had proposed to provide him political asylum in 2010. On August 19, 2012, Assange gave a 10 minute speech from the first floor balcony of the Ecuador embassy. During the speech, the London police was only at a few meters distance from the embassy and would have arrested him immediately had he come out onto the street. Assange is living in a small room in the embassy, which was located in the residential apartment on Hans Crescent, Knightsbridge, in the center of London. Assange was provided with comforts such as a makeshift toilet, a single-bed, computer, treadmill and tanning lamp.

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