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Assange will not be extradited to a country with death penalty, Ecuador president says

AFP  |  Quito 

founder Julian Assange, arrested in on Thursday after withdrew his political asylum, will not be extradited to any country where he could face "torture or the death penalty," Ecuador's 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," said in a video message posted on

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

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:45 IST