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Ecuador says Britain has guaranteed not to extradite Julian Assange



Ecuador says that Britain has guaranteed not to extradite Julian Assange in "any country where it would face the death penalty" – and may leave their embassy in London

  • The founder of WikiLeaks has been living in asylum at the embassy since 2012
  • The president of Ecuador said he had received written assurances from the UK government
  • . He did not say that he would force Mr. Assange out, but he said Assange's legal team is evaluating the next steps

Khaleda Rahman for Mailonline

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1:45 am EST, 6 December 2018

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The president of Ecuador says that the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees that Julian Assange will leave the embassy of his government in London.

WikiLeaks founder lives in asylum at the embassy since 2012.

"The way has been cleared Mr. Assange will make the decision to go free," President Lenin Moreno told reporters yesterday.

It was not immediately clear what Mr. Moreno meant with "almost freedom".

He claimed that Britain had guaranteed that the Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life was in danger.

Mr. Moreno said that his government had received written assurances from the British government not to extradite Mr. Assange to any country where he would have to face the death penalty.

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  the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange (pictured) to leave the embassy of his government in London

  The president of the Ecuador states that the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange (pictured) to leave the embassy of his government in London

the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange (pictured) to leave the His government's embassy in London

. He did not say he would have forced out of Assange, but he said that Assange's legal team is evaluating the next steps.

MailOnline contacted the Ministry of Internal Affairs for comment.

Assange has long maintained the sealed allegations in the United States for disclosing highly sensitive government information on its website.

While the exact allegations against Assange remain unclear, WikiLeaks has served as a vehicle for the release of thousands of classified US military and diplomatic cables.

  President Lenin Moreno (photo in May) said that the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government's embassy in London

  President Lenin Moreno (photo in May) has having said that the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave the embassy of his government in London

President Lenin Moreno (photo in May) said that the United Kingdom has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave the embassy of his government in London

WikiLeaks in the release of e-mails attacked by the national democratic committee in 2016 was also subject to scrutiny as special adviser Robert Mueller investigated Russian interference in the 2016 elections and if the presidential candidate campaign Donald Trump was involved.

And while Mr. Assange remains protected in the Ecuadorian embassy, ​​there have been indications that the officials of that country are losing patience with him.

Recently they have placed restrictions on his use of the embassy, ​​including the requirement that he cleans up after his cat.

            

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