President of Ecuador: Britain has promised not to extradite, Assange can leave the embassy

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President of Ecuador: Britain has promised not to extradite, Assange can leave the embassy

2018-12-07 20:25:35 23 ℃

According to foreign media reports, Ecuadorian President Moreno said on Thursday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will be able to leave the country's embassy in London, and the related security concerns have been "cleared."

The 47-year-old Assange spent six years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid being arrested and extradited to Sweden for allegations of sexual assault. Sweden has since revoked the case, and Ecuador stated that there is currently no extradition request for him.

This Australian activist published a number of top secret documents from the US State Department and the Pentagon in 2010. He repeatedly expressed concern that the British government might extradite him to the United States, so he avoided it in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for six years.

On Thursday, Moreno publicly stated that the United Kingdom guarantees that Assange will not be extradited to a country that may be life-threatening. Moreno said in a radio interview: "The British government told us that the British Constitution prohibits the extradition of a person to a place where his life is at risk or facing the death penalty." Moreno added that Assange would not be allowed to violate the conditions of bail before. Not serving in the UK.

In the case of a deterioration in relations between the United Kingdom and Ecuador, the Ecuadorian government has been hoping to bring Assange from London in recent months. The embassy was expelled. Assange’s lawyer, Carlos Povida, said last month that Assange would be surrendered to the British police as long as he was guaranteed not to be extradited to a country that threatened his life.

According to WikiLeaks, US prosecutors inadvertently exposed the previously confidential indictment against Assange last month. The indictment indicates that if he leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy, ​​the United States will seek to extradite Assange, but the United States’ allegations against him may not be clear.

In addition, US Special Prosecutor Robert Muller is investigating President Trump and may seek to ask Assange. To understand whether Russia will interfere in the 2016 US annual election and help President Trump be elected. WikiLeaks was accused of leaking thousands of e-mails allegedly stolen by Russian hackers from the Hillary Democratic campaign team. The British Guardian reported that Trump’s former campaign president, Paul Manner Ford, had a secret meeting with Assan before the leak.

Muller’s team has filed charges against 12 Russian spies in July on charges of plotting a cyber attack on the Democratic National Committee to try to interfere with the US presidential election.

Edit: SJP