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Conditions met for Assange to leave Ecuador embassy in London: president

AFP  |  Quito 

Ecuador's president said Thursday that conditions have been met for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the country's embassy in London, which would end a more than six-year-long standoff with British authorities.

"The way has been cleared for Mr Assange to take the decision to leave in near-liberty," President Lenin Moreno told reporters.

It was not immediately clear what Moreno meant by "near-liberty."

He did say that Britain had guaranteed that the Australian would not be extradited to any country where his life is in danger.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 23:05 IST
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