Assange Politely Declines Arrest * As we’ve recently told you, the 40 year old has been seeking political asylum in Ecuador. And while he is waiting on a decision from President Rafael Correa, he is safe under diplomatic protection in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. But yesterday The Metropolitan police showed up at the embassy ordering Assange to show up at the Belgravia police station. At 11:30am today, however Assange declined to comply.