Moreno said on Monday that even though he considers Assange a hacker, the government will allow him to remain at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
“Mr Assange is a hacker. That’s something we reject and that I in particular personally reject,” said Ecuador President Lenin Moreno
British police are no longer seeking him for extradition.
“We have won the Assange case. He is of course happy and relieved,” said Assange’s lawyer.
Julian Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012
Washington has maintained the threat of prosecuting Assange over the 2010 documents leak, although no charges have been publicly filed.
Supporters said they were planning to stage songs, speeches and readings in several European cities, and listed participants in the June 19 anniversary events include Noam Chomsky, Yanis Varoufakis.
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the UK Foreign Office issued a statement, saying that the ruling “changes nothing” and that the UK “completely rejects” any claim that Assange is a victim of “arbitrary detention”.
The United Nation’s panel ruled that Julian Assange’s detention should be brought to an end and compensated for the ordeal he went through.
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Julian Assange will leave Ecuador embassy and accept arrest if UN rules against him.
“This is essentially a deal on legal assistance on a criminal matter, and when it is finalised later this week it will open the door for the Swedish state prosecutor to question Mr Assange,” said Riddselius.
Assange fears extradition to Sweden could lead to him being transferred to the United States to face trial over WikiLeaks’ publication of classified US military and diplomatic documents.
Sweden court rejected WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s pre-trial detention order appeal in the investigation of sex crimes.