Julian Assante: Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange soon to leave Ecuadorian Embassy due to health problems. On Wednesday, August 1, reports Bloomberg, citing two sources familiar with the situation.
As told the news Agency, in recent years the condition has worsened Assange, but is unable to obtain the necessary assistance in the territory of the Embassy. The timing of his departure is not specified.
On 27 July the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno said that someday Assange will have to leave the country’s Embassy in London.
Earlier in July it was reported that the UK authorities are conducting secret talks with Ecuador, desiring to evict the founder of WikiLeaks from the Embassy. The sources noted that the situation for asylum cannot be undone, while the man himself does not know about the negotiations.
In March of this year, Assange was deprived of Internet access and imposed restrictions on visitors. In early January it became known that the Embassy of Ecuador in London, wanted to kick him out because of his domestic habits and lack of basic hygiene. Then the doctors who examined the journalist, said that the retreat was a bad influence on his psyche and body.
Assange in 2012 took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy fearing extradition to Sweden, where he was charged with rape. In may 2017, the investigation was terminated, but Assange still fears extradition to the Swedish authorities, as the city of Stockholm will give him over to the US where he could face the death penalty for publishing classified information.
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