Ecuador grants Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay
Ecuador grants Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay
Julian Assange's bid for diplomatic status rejected by Britain
12 January, 2018, 15:08
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said she hopes to find a solution to the Assange issue.
Ecuador gave Assange asylum after he sought refuge in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden for investigation of sex-related claims. Even Swedish prosecutors, who have dropped charges for the time being, said that if Assange leaves the embassy they'd like to talk with him about the sexual assault charges.
The first part of Ecuador's plan worked: Assange won his citizenship and donned the Ecuadorian national football team's shirt to prove it. The US did not confirm whether it would request his extradition if he were arrested in the UK.
Assange applied for citizenship on September 16th, 2017, and was granted it on December 12th in the same year. Assange's legal team has called on United Kingdom and Swedish authorities to end his "deprivation of liberty, respect his physical integrity and freedom of movement, and afford him the right to compensation".
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Earlier on Thursday, Britain said that it had a refused a request by Ecuador to grant Assange diplomatic status, which would have granted him special legal immunity and the right to safe passage under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Assange said he fears that Sweden would extradite him to the United States.
"We have reminded Mr Assange that he has no reason to interfere in Ecuadorian politics because his status does not allow it", Moreno told a Spanish newspaper. She added that Ecuador was exploring the possibility of third-country mediation. But he found Assange to be a headache as well: In October 2016, Ecuador temporarily suspended Assange's internet access after WikiLeaks published documents from Clinton's presidential campaign.
In response Espinosa said: "No solution will be achieved without global co-operation and the co-operation of the United Kingdom, which has also shown interest in seeking a way out". She mentioned "dialogue with the United Kingdom" and mediation by other states or worldwide organizations that could "facilitate a just, lasting, and dignified resolution for all the involved parties".
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