Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. CNN reports Assange was granted naturalization on December 12th, 2017. Assange has been holed up at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Swedish rape charges against him have been dropped, but the UK still wants to arrest him. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister called Assange’s naturalization ‘one more ring of protection’ against extradition to the United States.