Assange, who says the real reason for his legal troubles is the fact that WikiLeaks published US diplomatic and military secrets, fears extradition to the United States. He blamed Britain for the “disgraceful impasse” in which he finds himself
The ruling leaves Assange, 46, in a legal and diplomatic impasse, with no way out of the embassy where he has lived for almost six years, unless he decides to face the prospect of arrest by British police.
A London court will rule on whether it is in the interests of justice to pursue action against Assange for failing to surrender to bail in 2012. If the judge rules in his favour, Assange will be free to leave the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he has been for 5 years.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 46, fled to the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June 2012 after skipping bail to avoid being sent to Sweden to face an allegation of rape, which he denied.
Julian Assange, 46, has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than five years because he fears extradition to the United States.
Assange has been holed up for more than five years in the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he was granted asylum in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.
The British government has maintained he must face justice in UK courts over his breach of bail conditions.
People have expressed their anguish on social media blaming twitter for silencing Assange’s voice.
Assange has an “obligation to not make declarations or carry out activities that could affect Ecuador’s international relations” the statement said.
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.