Assange to be kicked out of London embassy, arrested

Assange to be kicked out of London embassy, arrested

Assange to be kicked out of London embassy, arrested

"A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told WikiLeaks that JulianAssange will be expelled within "hours to days"," WikiLeaks said on Twitter.

In a series of tweets Friday, former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, who describes herself as a close friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, called on Jeremy Corbyn to become Britain's prime minister and demanding Assange be given "safe passage to Australia" while blaming his potential expulsion from Ecuador's embassy in London on President Donald Trump.

Why is Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy?

The accusations came after local media published allegations of corruption which included photographs of Mr Moreno's family.

This comes days after Wikileaks announced that Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno is being investigated for corruption charges after the leaks of the papers.

Mr Assange claimed asylum in the London building after a British judge ruled he should be extradited to Sweden, where authorities want to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.

Later, a top official said while Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno was angered by the apparent hacking of his personal communications, he denied WikiLeaks' claim and said no decision had been taken to expel Assange from the Embassy.

Assange fears being extradited to the United States where he could face charges relating to the publication of hacked government documents on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

While the only live criminal proceeding involving Mr Assange is his relatively minor failure to appear in court to face the Swedish extradition hearing, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter and founder of The Intercept website Glenn Greenwald said Mr Assange would still be arrested as soon as he left the embassy building.

He added: "Assange can not lie or, much less, hack into private accounts or private phones".

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

She earlier tweeted that her son's seven-year stint in the embassy was about to end and that he would "be expelled from Embassy into hands of UK (US)!"

Ecuador past year established new rules for Assange's behavior while in the embassy, which required him to pay his medical bills and clean up after his pet cat.

Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy Of Ecuador on May 19, 2017 in London, England.

WikiLeaks, meanwhile, blamed Ecuador's souring relationship with Assange on their reporting of the so-called "Ina Papers".

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