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Ecuador: U.K. Has Made Enough Guarantees for Assange to Leave Embassy

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said Thursday that he had received written promises from the U.K. to not extradite Julian Assange to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to a report from the Associated Press. In a radio interview, Moreno said that the promises were enough for Assange to be able to leave Ecuador’s London embassy, where he has been living in asylum for the past six years. He noted that the country will not force Assange out, however, and because Assange reportedly believes he could be extradited to the U.S. for leaking government information on WikiLeaks, he is unlikely to actually leave.