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WorldEcuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated

01:55  12 january  2019
01:55  12 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Ecuador denies Assange's embassy conditions deteriorated© Provided by AFP WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living in the Ecuadoran embassy in London since seeking refuge there in 2012

Ecuador on Friday denied media reports that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had been made to sleep on the floor and denied heating at the country's London embassy.

In a statement, the presidency's communication secretary dismissed the claims as "TOTALLY FALSE," and said the embassy's heating system "is working normally."

"No furniture has been removed from his room, which is accessed by an electronic key for his exclusive use," the statement added.

Assange, 47, has been living in the embassy since seeking refuge there in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced sexual assault charges that have since expired.

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Ecuador - Embassies & Consulates. The EmbassyPage for Ecuador lists all diplomatic and consular missions in Ecuador and all Ecuadorian diplomatic and consular representations abroad. Currently, Ecuador maintains 48 embassies abroad as well as 112 consulates and one other representation.

Ecuador will maintain Assange ’ s asylum as long as he wants to keep it, but he must follow the rules laid out for him by the government, an unnamed government official told Reuters on Monday. However, the British authorities have prevented Assange from leaving the embassy ever since.

But he still refuses to leave the embassy to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges over his website publishing huge caches of hacked State Department and Pentagon files in 2010.

US prosecutors in November inadvertently revealed the existence of a sealed indictment against Assange, according to WikiLeaks, but it was not known what the actual charges were. The possible indictment suggested that Washington will seek Assange's extradition if he leaves the embassy.

Last month, Ecuador said conditions had been met for the embassy's increasingly unwelcome guest to leave, as Britain had guaranteed it wouldn't extradite him to any country where his life would be in danger.

That could be an issue in the case of the United States because it has the death penalty.

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The Embassy of Ecuador in London is the diplomatic mission of Ecuador in the United Kingdom. It is headed by the ambassador of Ecuador to the United Kingdom.

“ Assange had been released on bail in proceedings; he was under a duty to surrender to the custody of the court and he failed to surrender at the appointed time for him to do so. Therefore the warrant stands,” Watkins said, calling Assange ’ s situation “extremely simple.” Assange was made an

Meanwhile in Britain, he also faces prosecution for failing to meet his bail conditions after fleeing to the embassy.

In October, Assange sued Ecuador for violating his "fundamental rights" by limiting his access to the outside world after blocking his internet and mobile phone access back in March.

But the Australian's case was thrown out by an Ecuadoran court.

The Courage Foundation, a British charity helping whistleblowers around the world on Thursday warned that Assange's position at the embassy was "under increasingly serious threat" and that his expulsion "may be imminent."

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