Ecuador: Enough UK guar­an­tees for As­sange

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Business -

QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador’s pres­i­dent has ramped up pres­sure on Ju­lian As­sange to leave his coun­try’s em­bassy in Lon­don, say­ing that Bri­tain had pro­vided suf­fi­cient guar­an­tees that the Wik­iLeaks founder won’t be ex­tra­dited to face the death penalty abroad. Lenin Moreno’s com­ments in a ra­dio in­ter­view Thurs­day sug­gest that months of quiet diplo­macy be­tween the U.K. and Ecuador to re­solve As­sange’s sit­u­a­tion are bear­ing fruit at a time when ques­tions are swirling about the for­mer Aus­tralian hacker’s le­gal fate in the U.S.

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