British Authorities Admit Julian Assange Will Be 'A Free Man' By February 6
Wikileaks founder to quash the arrest warrant
Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange could be a free man as early as February 2018 as British judge said she would rule over his arrest warrant appeal.
According to the British Prosecution Service, Assange will be free to walk out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London if his application to quash the arrest warrant for breaching bailing conditions is successful.
When a spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service was asked if Assange could be free to leave the embassy following a successful appeal he replied: “Hypothetically, yes.”
The Wikileaks founder has been captive in the embassy since seeking asylum there in 2012 following him skipping bail to avoid extradition to Sweden over rape allegations.
RT.com reports: Assange denies the charge which he claims is part of a plot to see him extradited to the US. A UK tribunal has refused to release key details on communications between British and Swedish authorities over Julian Assange, in an effort to protect the Crown Prosecution Service’s relationship...
Prosecutors in Sweden have dropped the charges, but British police maintain Assange will be arrested over breaching his bail if he leaves the embassy in Knightsbridge, central London.
His legal team pursued a bid to quash the arrest warrant after charges in Sweden were dropped.
Ecuador granted Assange citizenship in December. It’s thought the move was designed to allow him safely leave the UK under diplomatic immunity, but the UK government has denied the request.
"This would have been a good result, unfortunately, things did not turn out as the foreign ministry planned and so the problem still exists," Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an interview with television networks on January 21, according to el Telegrafo.
Speaking to RT Español in September, Moreno said Ecuador gave Assange political asylum “because it thought that his life is in danger and Assange thought the same.”