Ecuador, UK in talks over Assange fate

30 Jul 2018

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MADRID: 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 on 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.”

Published in Dawn, July 30th, 2018