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Ecuador Preparing to Hand Julian Assange Over to British Authorities

HeadlineJul 23, 2018
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Ecuador’s president has cleared the way for his government to withdraw asylum protection for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and to hand him over to British authorities. That’s according to The Intercept, which reports Assange could soon face a prison term of up to two years if he’s convicted of contempt of court for missing a bail hearing, after he holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London more than five years ago, seeking to avoid a Swedish sexual assault investigation. He was later cleared of any of those charges by Sweden. This comes as the Trump administration is reportedly planning to seek Assange’s extradition to the U.S., where he could face espionage charges.

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