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Assange will not be extradited to a country with death penalty: Lenin Moreno

Devdiscourse News Desk | Quito | Updated: 11-04-2019 17:24 IST | Created: 11-04-2019 16:41 IST
Assange will not be extradited to a country with death penalty: Lenin Moreno
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on Thursday after Quito withdrew his political asylum, will not be extradited to any country where he could face "torture or the death penalty," Ecuador's president said. "I asked Great Britain the guarantee that Mr Assange will not be extradited to any country in which he could suffer torture or face the death penalty," President Lenin Moreno said in a video message posted on social media.

"The British government has confirmed this in writing," that they will meet this requirement, Moreno said. Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 when he sought refuge there after being accused of sexual assault in Sweden.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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