WikiLeaks says Assange to be Booted from Embassy in London

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Source AAPMore

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be kicked out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Source AAPMore

Since then, he has not stepped out of the building, but now, WikiLeaks is claiming that Ecuador is soon about to expel the Australian, according to a tweet which the organization posted on Thursday, supposedly citing a "high-level" source.

"Mr. Assange has violated the agreement we reached with him and his legal counsel too many times", Moreno said in the interview in the city of Guayaquil.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been cooped up in the embassy in the British capital for seven years after claiming asylum.

Supporters of Mr Assange, including his mother, are reportedly gathered outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in protest.

On Tuesday, Mr Moreno blamed WikiLeaks for recent allegations of offshore corruption that appeared in local media outlets and the publication of family photos to social media.

Assange has been at the London embassy building since 2012, but if he leaves, he'll likely face arrest through a warrant that remains in effect through the city's police department. It's possible he could also face charges in Britain for violating bail conditions, plus he could end up extradited to the USA and charged for publishing sensitive government documents.

A van with a "Free Speech" placard and the images of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning on its side, outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Friday, April 5, 2019.

After an worldwide arrest warrant was issued by Swedish police through Interpol, Assange presented himself to the Metropolitan police in December 2010 and appeared at an extradition hearing where he was granted bail.

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"Photos of my bedroom, what I eat and how my wife and daughters and friends dance [have circulated]" he said, The Guardian reported.

"It is not that he can not speak and express himself freely, but he can not lie, nor much less hack private accounts or phones".

The president also noted that Ecuador was seeking an arrangement with the United Kingdom which would enable him to leave the embassy.

His relations with his embassy hosts have been deteriorating for the past year, with Ecuador last year cutting off his internet.

Sweden dropped the charges against Assange late 2017, and the Australian became and Ecuadorean citizen in December that year.

WikiLeaks in a statement called Mr Moreno's charges "completely bogus", saying it reported on the accusations of corruption against the president only after Ecuador's legislature investigated the issue.

Mr Assange has been living inside the embassy for nearly seven years.

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