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Newsline: Julian Assange’s plot to escape embassy in diplomatic bag

Ecuadorian officials considered to smuggle out Julian Assange from their London embassy in a diplomatic bag, wearing a fancy dress disguise. But escaping in a diplomatic bag – immune from search and confiscation only if it contains documents relating to embassy business – would be a serious breach of international law. The options for sneaking out the Wikileaks founder included scrambling across a rooftop to a helipad.



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