WikiLeaks founder anxiously watches Ecuador elections

The fifteen million Ecuadorans voting for a president Sunday will not only determine the fate of their country but also that of Julius Assange, who has sheltered in their London embassy for four and a half years against extradition to Sweden. Leading Ecuadoran government opponent Guillermo Lasso says if he wins the election, he would ask Senor Assange to leave the embassy within 30 days. Vice President Lenin Moreno has said the WikiLeaks Australian founder would remain welcome, albeit with conditions. The latest poll show Moreno just 4 points ahead of his rival. The moment Assange steps out of the embassy building in Knightsbridge, he will be arrested under a standing court order.

 

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