By Harriet Alexander
December 06, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - Julian Assange's lawyer has rejected an agreement announced by Ecuador's president to see him leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London, after six years inside.
Lenin Moreno, the president of Ecuador, has made no secret of his wish to be rid of the WikiLeaks founder, who sought asylum inside the embassy in June 2012 and has not left since.
On Thursday Mr Moreno announced that a deal had been reached between London and Quito to allow Mr Assange, 47, to be released.
"The way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty," said Mr Moreno.
From December, he was also due to pay for his own costs of food, medical care and laundry, in yet another sign of the growing impatience of the Ecuadorean government.
Mr Moreno added that Britain had guaranteed that the Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life is in danger.
The legal team have long argued that they will not accept any agreement which risks his being extradited to the United States.
Many speculate they would be connected to the release of classified information, and Mr Assange fears a long prison sentence in the US for what his supporters say is publishing information in the public interest.
"The suggestion that as long as the death penalty is off the table, Mr Assange need not fear persecution is obviously wrong," said Mr Pollack.
"No one should have to face criminal charges for publishing truthful information.
"Since such charges appear to have been brought against Mr Assange in the United States, Ecuador should continue to provide him asylum."
Mr Assange fled to the embassy to avoid charges of rape, sexual molestation and coercion. All charges were dropped by May 2017.
He does, however, still face charges in the UK of skipping bail.
This article was originally published by "The Telegraph" -
Ecuador: U.K. Assures Julian Assange Can
Leave Embassy Safely
The UK has pledged not to extradite the WikiLeaks founder to anywhere he might face the death penalty.
By Olivia Garrett
December 06, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can leave Ecuador's London embassy, where he's been living since 2012, Ecuadorean President Lenín Moreno said Thursday.
In a radio interview, Moreno said he had received sufficient written guarantees from the British government that Assange would not be extradited to any country where he would face the death penalty, according to the Associated Press.
However, Moreno said he would not force Assange out.
Assange has said he fears being charged by the U.S for his role in leaking sensitive government information.
In March, Assange accused the embassy of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms" by restricting his internet access.
This article was originally published by "Politico" -
Are You Tired Of The Lies And Non-Stop Propaganda?
December 06, 2018 "Information Clearing House" - The Ecuadorian president has earlier urged the WikiLeaks founder to give up his asylum at the UK embassy, but noted that it should happen only after British authorities give guarantees that Assange won't be extradited to the US.
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno urged the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been hiding for years, claiming that the extradition to the US no longer threatens him, as the UK has provided written assurance of it.
"The road is clear for Mr. Assange to take the decision to leave", he said during a radio interview on 6 December.
The Ecuadorian president didn't say whether he is planning to force Assange to leave the embassy, but noted that his legal team is considering options for their next step.
Moreno has previously raised the issue Assange's lengthy stay at the embassy and considered his departure in the near future. At the same, time he has demanded assurances from British authorities that the WikiLeaks founder wouldn't be extradited to the US upon leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Assange has been staying in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. He was arrested by UK authorities on allegations of sex crimes in Sweden, but was released on bail. Assange subsequently violated his bail conditions by applying for asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy, thereafter fearing that he would be arrested by British police and extradited to the US for cable leaks, which were published on his website.
The WikiLeaks founder was restricted both in terms of personal visits and internet access in 2018 over alleged violations of his terms of asylum. Following repeated demands from his supporters and lawyers, his internet access was partially restored.
This article was originally published by "Sputnik" -
None Of Us Are Free - If One Of Us Is Chained
By Solomon Burke
And there are people still in darkness,
And they just can't see the light.
If you don't say it's wrong then that says it right.
We got try to feel for each other, let our brother's know that we care.
Got to get the message, send it out loud and clear.
Well you better listen my sister's
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