June 19, 2012 - On its Twitter page, WikiLeaks writes that Assange is currently at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and has requested political asylum. An official of Ecuador confirms this.
June 20, 2012 - London's Metropolitan Police announce that Assange is subject to arrest for breaking the terms of his bail after attempting to claim asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
June 21, 2012 - The Metropolitan Police announce that Assange will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Diplomatic protocol prevents police from entering the embassy to arrest him.
August 16, 2012 - Ecuador announces it has granted asylum to Assange.
August 19, 2012 - Makes a public address from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, demanding that the United States drop its "witch hunt" against WikiLeaks.
September 26, 2012 - Delivers a speech, via satellite to a full conference room at the United Nations, asking the U.S. government to end its actions against him and his website. The event was held by the Mission of Ecuador on U.N. grounds, but was not officially sponsored by the world body.
November 2012 - Julian Assange's book, "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet," is released.