Ecuador may transfer Assange to Sweden, under its protection
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said on Friday that Ecuador may ask Britain to transfer Julian Assange to Sweden for questioning, under its protection.
UK recognizes that Assange cannot be extradited to Sweden
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño met with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague during the UN General Assembly. Patiño says that Britain now recognizes that due to Assange's asylum status with Ecuador, he cannot be extradited to Sweden.
Ecuador Offers UK Compromise Over Sending Assange to Sweden
Ecuador has asked the British Foreign Office if Julian Assange could be sent to face accusations in Sweden while remaining under its protection. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Saturday that he was considering a transfer as an alternative for Assange to "remain under our protection while also satisfying the demands of the Swedish justice system". Assange has been living in Ecuador's diplomatic mission in London since mid-June to avoid extradition to Sweden. Britain has said he will be taken into custody if he leaves the mission.
The Assange impasse
Julian Assange lies cramped up in the Ecuadorian embassy at Knightsbridge. Britain wants to extradite him to Sweden, while Assange wants to be granted passage to Ecuador.
Ecuador has granted political asylum to Assange (video)
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño has announced that Ecuador has granted asylum to the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, currently in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Julian Assange asks for political asylum in Ecuador Embassy
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and sought political asylum.