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Ecuador is preparing to place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in British custody in the “coming weeks or even days,” says a top Russian journalist.
RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan on Wednesday tweeted her sources revealed Assange “would be handed over to the #UK in the coming weeks or even days,” and according to WikiLeaks, added that she wishes the explosive claims were inaccurate.
WikiLeaks - Founder - Possibility - Ecuador - London
WikiLeaks’ founder is facing the possibility of being evicted from Ecuador’s London embassy, as previously reported. Ecuadoran and British officials are locked in “high-level negotiations that will decide the fate of the Australian hacker, who has been residing in the London embassy for over six years.
The Times UK reported last week:
Ministers - Foreign - Office - Officials - Discussions
Ministers and senior Foreign Office officials are locked in discussions over the fate of Assange, the founder and editor of WikiLeaks, who claimed political asylum from Ecuador in 2012 and who believes he will be extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy in Knightsbridge, central London.
Sir Alan Duncan, the Foreign Office minister, is understood to be involved in the diplomatic effort, which comes weeks before a visit to the UK by Lenin Moreno, the new Ecuadorean president, who has called Assange a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe”.
August - Ecuador - President - Rafael - Correa
In August 2012, Ecuador’s left-wing president, Rafael Correa, granted asylum to the Australian hacker after the Swedish government accused the WikiLeaks boss of committing sex crimes during a 2010 visit to Stockholm. Assange has repeatedly made public statements...
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