In this Feb. 5, 2016, file photo WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. President Barack Obama’s decision to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence quickly brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker’s case: Julian Assange. In a tweet in early January 2017, Assange’s anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks wrote, “If Obama grants Manning clemency Assange will agree to US extradition despite clear unconstitutionality of DoJ case.”
AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File
Ecuador's president seeks Assange's exit from London embassy
(Associated Press) - July 28, 2018 - 3:00am

MADRID — Ecuador's president says his government is talking to British authorities about how to end Julian Assange's asylum in its London embassy as long as the life of the WikiLeaks founder can be guaranteed.

Ecuador granted Assange asylum in 2012, but he faces arrest in Britain for breaching his bail terms and could be extradited to the United States. He would be tried there for his leaking of classified State Department documents.

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said Friday in Madrid that nobody should remain under asylum "for too long" and that any change in Assange's status should be the result of negotiations with all sides.

"What we want is for his life not to be in danger," Moreno said.

ASYLUM ECUADOR EMBASSY JULIAN ASSANGE
Philstar
  • Latest
  • Trending
Latest
Are you sure you want to log out?
X
Login

Philstar.com is one of the most vibrant, opinionated, discerning communities of readers on cyberspace. With your meaningful insights, help shape the stories that can shape the country. Sign up now!

SIGN IN
or sign in with