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WikiLeaks: Assange May Be Expelled from Embassy Within Hours or Days

HeadlineApr 05, 2019

In London, WikiLeaks founder and CEO Julian Assange is reportedly bracing to be expelled from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he’s been holed up since 2012 to avoid arrest and possible extradition to the U.S., where he could face prosecution under the Espionage Act. This week, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno accused Assange of leaking private photos of his family and violating the terms of his asylum. But WikiLeaks says Moreno is upset because a WikiLeaks release known as the INA Papers exposed the president’s role in a growing corruption scandal. In a Thursday afternoon tweet, WikiLeaks wrote, “A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within 'hours to days' using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext—and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.”

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