Ecuador quashes WikiLeaks claim that it plans to expel Julian Assange

Ecuador quashes WikiLeaks claim that it plans to expel Julian Assange
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 19: Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England. Julian Assange, founder of the Wikileaks website that published US Government secrets, has been wanted in Sweden on charges of rape since 2012. He sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and today police have said he will still face arrest if he leaves. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Julian Assange, the infamous founder of WikiLeaks has found himself in hot water again with the Ecuador government. This time, a tweet was made by WikiLeaks claiming that the Ecuadorian government has come to an agreement with the UK government for the expulsion of Julian Assange from their embassy in London. Who is Julian Assange? Julian Assange, who is originally from Australia, founded WikiLeaks in 2006. The website has been in hot water with the government all over the world after the disclosure of several confidential militaries and diplomatic cables of the USA in 2010. Julian took up Ecuadorian citizenship last year to avoid extradition. Earlier, the Swedish government had pressed charges regarding sexual assault and rape against him. Following the accusation, he surrendered to the British police. However, he was released on bail. Following bail, he fled and took up refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Following these circumstances, the Swedish government dropped all charges against him and allowed him to be a free man on the UK soil. However, the Britain police have the orders to detain him whenever he leaves the embassy. Why the tension with the Ecuadorian government? Recently, the National Assembly of Ecuador ordered an investigation if Assange played any role in the leak of information regarding the allegations against President Lenín Moreno’s offshore corruptions in social media. Although the allegations against WikiLeaks was not backed by any proof, the statement showed the ongoing tension between Assange and the host government. Following the allegations, WikiLeaks also published a claim that the Ecuadorian government had come to an agreement with the British authorities for his immediate arrest. However, this was discredited by the Ministry of Foreign affairs claiming the statement as disrespectful towards the country who had protected Julian Assange for so long.

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