ECUADOR SET TO EVICT ASSANGE
ECUADOR President Lenin Moreno says conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country’s embassy in London, which would end a six-year standoff with British authorities.
“The way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty,” Mr Moreno said, saying Assange would still have to face British authorities over violating terms of his bail.
But Mr Moreno said Britain had guaranteed the 47-year-old Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life would be in danger.
Ecuador has been seeking a way to terminate Assange’s stay for several months, amid souring relations with its embassy guest, who recently sued the government for restricting his internet access. Assange fears Britain will extradite him to the US to face charges there.