Julian Assange might be asked to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after his four-year stay. Ecuadorian presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso stated that he will ask Assange to leave the Embassy. The WikiLeaks founder had been staying at the embassy to avoid extradition.
Julian Assange London Embassy: Lasso’s Statement
Lasso gave his word that he will ask Assange to leave in a cordial manner if he wins the election. His promise came after the present administration insisted that they are not pleased with Assange’s continuing stay. “The Ecuadorian people have been paying a cost that we should not have to bear,” Lasso said. “We will cordially ask Señor Assange to leave within 30 days of assuming a mandate,” he was quoted as saying by The Guardian. However, the Ecuadorian ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno is currently at seven points lead from Lasso, The Independent reported.
Julian Assange London Embassy: Foreign Minister’s Version
Assange’s continuing asylum at the embassy is also being questioned by the present foreign minister. The situation related to his asylum has been dubbed as “something out of a John le Carré novel.” “Our staff have been through a lot. There is a human cost,” said foreign minister Guillaume Long. He also stated that the Ecuadorian Embassy in London is probably the most watched embassy on Earth. He also mentioned that the situation surrounding Assange is somewhat “precarious” for everyone involved.
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