Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia | AP business

Newly published files confirm plan to move Assange to Russia | AP business

Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced rape accusations, or to the US, where he would likely face sanctions for publishing secret government communications.

Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair Emeritus of the Committee, today called on Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno to ensure that Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange is removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and handed over to the proper authorities.

Ecuador has reprimanded Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for his lack of tidiness, ABC News Australia reports.

The foreign ministry said Moreno "did not even talk about the issue of asylum" in meetings last week with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and the UN special rapporteur for Freedom of Expression David Kaye.

On the subject of cleanliness, however, Assange tweeted earlier this year: "Save water, don't shower".

Quito blocked Assange's internet and mobile phone access in March after he broke "a written committment" not to interfere in Ecuador's foreign policy.

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It said there had not been any evidence that foreign hackers had compromised any election infrastructure such as voter registration databases or voting machines.

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According to Assange, his prosecution was politically motivated and could lead to issue it in the United States over the publication in 2010 of secret military documents and diplomatic mail.

Now, Ecuador has a few more rules to put in place besides their year-old edict of stop messing with other nations' business since you're making us look bad.

Ecuador installed a jammer to prevent Assange from accessing email and restricted the number of visitors he can receive.

He needed to undergo (and personally pay for) quarterly medical evaluations in "order to safeguard [his] health and physical well-being".

The whistle-blower, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy since 2012, was sent a memo in which he was warned that his feline companion could be confiscated, the BBC reported.

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