OffbeatEcuador: Enough UK guarantees for Assange to leave embassy

19:20  06 december  2018
19:20  06 december  2018 Source:   msn.com

WikiLeaks, Manafort reps reject Guardian report alleging meeting with Assange in 2016

WikiLeaks, Manafort reps reject Guardian report alleging meeting with Assange in 2016 Sources close to Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks both denied an explosive Guardian report Tuesday claiming the convicted Trump campaign chairman met with Julian Assange the same month he joined the Trump team. WikiLeaks, the secretive organization that rocked the 2016 presidential election by posting hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, issued a fiery denial about the reported meeting with its founder. "@WikiLeaks is willing to bet the Guardian a million dollars and its editor's head that Manafort never met Assange," the group tweeted.

If Assange had announced plans to leave the embassy at that stage, it would be clear his story for the previous five years had not been entirely truthful. Their problem is a simple one, though: what is there to mediate between the UK and Ecuador on Assange ? Assange ’s case in Britain is not a political

Ecuador is ready to hand over the WikiLeaks founder to the UK in “coming weeks or even days,” RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan said citing her own sources, as prospects of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. © Peter Nicholls © Reuters.

Ecuador: Enough UK guarantees for Assange to leave embassy © REUTERS/Toby Melville The Ecuadorian flag flies outside their embassy in central London as Wikileaks founder Julian Assange goes to court again to avoid arrest in London, Britain, January 26, 2018.

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador's president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government's embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012.

Lenin Moreno said in a radio interview Thursday said his government had received written assurances from the U.K. government not to extradite the Australian activist to any country where he would face the death penalty.

Moreno didn't say he would force Assange out, but said Assange's legal team is considering its next steps.

Assange has long maintained the he faces charges under seal in the U.S for revealing highly sensitive government information on his website.

Assange rejects deal between UK, Ecuador for him to leave embassy.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday rejected a deal brokered between Ecuador and the United Kingdom that would allow him to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the first time in six years, the

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