Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been in sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for about 6 years. The new President of Ecuador does not want him there anymore. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno sees Assange as an inherited problem and an embarrassment to relations with Britain. His next address is now being negotiated.
As Written and Reported By Joshua Caplan for Breitbart:
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is facing the possibility of being evicted from Ecuador’s London embassy.
British and Ecuadoran officials are in “high-level” talks to decide the fate of Assange, who has been living in the embassy for over six years.
The Times UK writes:
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”.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa granted Assange political asylum in August 2012 after the Australian hacker was accused of committing a series of sex crimes during a 2010 visit to Sweden. The WikiLeaks founder has long held the Obama White House ginned up the allegations in a bid to tarnish his reputation.
Speaking to reporters from the balcony’s Ecuador London embassy in 2012, Assange called on U.S. authorities to halt its investigation into WikiLeaks. “I ask….
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