Monday, July 30, 2018

Ecuadorian President: Ecuador Is In Talks With Britain Over The Fate Of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Reuters

France 24: Ecuador, Britain in talks over Assange fate: Ecuadorian president

MADRID (AFP) - Ecuador is in talks with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 when he was granted political asylum, the country's president said in an interview published Sunday.

"The issue of Mr. Assange is being treated with the British government and I understand that we have already established contact with Mr. Assange's lawyers so we can find a way out," Ecuador President Lenin Moreno told top-selling Spanish daily newspaper El Pais.

"Mr. Assange has been in this situation for over five years and we have to find a way out for him. A way out that defends his rights, mainly his right to life, and which at the same time can give Ecuador the possibility to not have what, without a doubt, represents a problem for our country."

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WNU Editor: My gut is telling me that the Ecuadorian government is trying to arrange safe passage for Julian Assange to a safe country (probably Iceland). But this is nothing new, and the U.K. government has been insistent in the past that once he steps out of the embassy he will be arrested because of his legal problems with other countries .... notably with the U.S.. But Ecuador wants Julian Assange gone, and it looks like for Julian Assange, his time is running out.


fred said...


Anonymous said...

Assange is a hard core Leftist and was open about setting up WikiLeaks to hurt the US.

Everything else is a distant second or collateral damage to that goal.

~ Anon #87

Roger Smith said...

I'm most pleased wikileaks exposed the Clintons and others of an identical mindset. Good for him. No redacting there much to the chagrin of some in our country.
I am still surprised though, that the white house's prior occupant's grade card has never come up.

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