Rafael Correa, Ecuador's President, said he doesn’t expect the United Kingdom to allow WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to leave Ecuador’s embassy in London after the South American nation granted him asylum yesterday, Bloomberg reports.
“The problem is that they aren’t going to give safe passage,” Correa said today in an interview on local radio channel, Radio Loja. “Julian Assange could stay indefinitely in our embassy.”
The 41-year-old Australian walked into the embassy last month and asked for political asylum. He wants to avoid being sent to Sweden, where he is charged for raping and sexually assaulting two women.
Ecuador is likely to allow the Swedish authorities to interview Julian Assange at its London embassy where the WikiLeaks founder has taken refuge. An approach has been made to Sweden, according to a source at the embassy in Knightsbridge.
Last Updated (Saturday, 18 August 2012 21:19)