Ecuador says Britain has guaranteed not to extradite Julian Assange

Mail Online | 12/6/2018 | Khaleda Rahman For Mailonline;Ap
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Ecuador's president says the UK has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government's embassy in London.

The WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum at the embassy since 2012.

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'The way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty,' President Lenin Moreno told reporters on Thursday.

It was not immediately clear what Mr Moreno meant by 'near-liberty.'

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

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

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He did not say he would force Mr Assange out, but said Mr Assange's legal team is considering its next steps.

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