Assange Rejects Deal Between UK, Ecuador For Him To Leave Embassy

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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 U.K.’s Telegraph reported.

Assange’s lawyer, Barry Pollack, told The Telegraph that the U.K.-Ecuador agreement was not acceptable because it did not protect Assange from being extradited to the United States.

Assange has been under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) since 2010 after WikiLeaks leaked thousands of classified reports on the war in Afghanistan stolen by the former U.S. Army Intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning.

 

Read more at The Hill.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Assange as the world’s hero should be honored with the greatest medal of honor and not persecuted, esp. by the US.

    Thank you Mr. Assange, from all US citizens, for bringing about America’s Greatest President Ever.

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