Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy

Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy
Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy
Diplomatic status might provide legal immunity for Mr. Assange, allowing him to leave the embassy, where he initially sought refuge after Sweden sought to have him arrested in connection with allegations of rape and assault.

Mr. Barns also said that he had previously asked Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of Australia, a former colleague, to intervene, but that he had not received a response.

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Ecuador wants Julian Assange out of London embassy
However, the British police say that he is still subject to arrest on charges of jumping bail, and Mr. Assange faces the strong possibility that the United States has issued a secret arrest and extradition warrant in connection with his assistance to Chelsea Manning, the Army private who was later convicted of revealing state secrets.
LONDON — The British government has rejected a request from Ecuador to grant diplomatic status to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks co-founder who has been living in a tiny room in the South American country’s embassy in London since 2012 after seeking political asylum.

By CEYLAN YEGINSU, MICHAEL WOLGELENTER and STEVEN ERLANGERJAN. 11, 2018

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