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Ecuador ready to turn Julien Assange over to UK  Ecuador ready to turn Julian Assange over to UK authorities
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President Lenin Moreno's London visit to attend a summit and allegedly 'to finalize the deal'  President Lenin Moreno's London visit to attend a summit also allegedly 'to finalize the deal'
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<strong>Julian Assange may soon be leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has been crashing on since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden (<a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/julian-assange-free-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy-evict-london-uk-a8460531.html">The Independent</a>).</strong>  <strong>Julian Assange may soon be leaving Ecuador’s embassy in London, where he has been taking refuge since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden (<a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/julian-assange-free-wikileaks-ecuador-embassy-evict-london-uk-a8460531.html">The <em>Independent</em></a><em>)</em>.</strong>
Several reports claim Ecuador is getting ready to withdraw its asylum protection for Assange after six years, amid pressure from the United States and the United Kingdom. Several reports claim Ecuador is getting ready to withdraw its asylum protection for Assange after six years, amid pressure from the United States and the United Kingdom.
President Lenin Moreno is allegedly set to finalize the deal to turn Assange over in the coming days in London, while attending a global summit on disabilities (<a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-ecuador-assange/stalemate-over-wikileaks-assanges-future-coming-to-a-head-source-idUSKBN1KD1US">Reuters</a>). Moreno, who was elected president in May, has made it quite clear he isn’t too fond of his country’s role in protecting Assange, who he has descried as a “hacker,” a “stone in the shoe” for his administration, and an “inherited problem.”  Eucadorean President Lenin Moreno is allegedly set to finalize the deal to turn Assange over in the coming days in London. Moreno, who is in a wheelchair, attended a global summit on disabilities (<em><a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-ecuador-assange/stalemate-over-wikileaks-assanges-future-coming-to-a-head-source-idUSKBN1KD1US">Reuters</a>)</em>. Moreno was elected president in May and has made it quite clear he isn’t too fond of his country’s role in protecting Assange, who he has descried as a “hacker,” a “stone in the shoe” for his administration, and an “inherited problem.”
Ecuador’s government was also particularly angry at how Assange’s support for separatist movements in Catalonia led to complaints from Spain. In a sign of the growing tensions between Assange and his hosts, Ecuador cut off Assange’s access to the internet and severely restricted his access to visitors earlier this year. Ecuador’s government was also particularly angry at how Assange’s support for separatist movements in Catalonia led to complaints from Spain. In a sign of the growing tensions between Assange and his hosts, Ecuador cut off Assange’s access to the internet and severely restricted his access to visitors earlier this year.
According to sources cited by <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-ecuador-assange/stalemate-over-wikileaks-assanges-future-coming-to-a-head-source-idUSKBN1KD1US">Reuters</a> “the situation is very serious. Things are coming to a head.” [The latest information from inside the embassy is] “not looking good”. According to sources cited by <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-ecuador-assange/stalemate-over-wikileaks-assanges-future-coming-to-a-head-source-idUSKBN1KD1US">Reuters</a> “the situation is very serious. Things are coming to a head.” [The latest information from inside the embassy is] “not looking good”.
Reports of an imminent eviction were stirred by a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE6lbzNY4tw">YouTube video</a> showing furniture being removed out of the embassy in vans. Reports of an imminent eviction were stirred by a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE6lbzNY4tw">YouTube video</a> showing furniture being removed out of the embassy in vans.
However, both the Ecuadorean government and British government sources played down suggestions that there was likely to be any imminent movement to break the stalemate. However, both the Ecuadorean government and British government sources played down suggestions that there was likely to be any imminent movement to break the stalemate.
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