The Intercept: Ecuador To Hand Julian Assange Over To The UK

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The Intercept is reporting that Ecuador will cease offering asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy.

The Intercept is reporting that Ecuador will cease offering asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy and hand Assange over to the British authorities.

A source close to the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry and the President’s office, unauthorized to speak publicly, has confirmed to the Intercept that Moreno is close to finalizing, if he has not already finalized, an agreement to hand over Assange to the UK within the next several weeks. The withdrawal of asylum and physical ejection of Assange could come as early as this week. On Friday, RT reported that Ecuador was preparing to enter into such an agreement.

Assange has lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy for eight-years. Sweden accused the WikiLeaks founder of sexual assault in 2010. Those charges were dropped in 2017. The United States considers WikiLeaks a hostile intelligence service.

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