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In the Kremlin hope that the rights of the founder of the portal WikiLeaks Julian Assange, who was arrested Thursday, April 11, in London, reported the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov. It is quoted by RIA Novosti.
“He was arrested in London, so I can’t say anything. We certainly hope that all his rights will be respected,” — said Peskov.
So he answered the question about the possibility of submitting Assange asylum in Russia.
47-year-old Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan police in the Ecuador Embassy. Police officers in the building of the diplomatic mission, invited the Ambassador.
In December last year, the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno assured Assange that the British government will not send him to a country where his life will be at stake.
Assange more than six years lived in the Embassy of Ecuador in the British capital. He asked for asylum in 2012 fearing extradition to Sweden, where he was charged with rape. In may 2017, the investigation was terminated, but Stockholm can give a man the US, where he could face the death penalty for publishing secret Pentagon papers.
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