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Moscow says Britain 'strangling freedom' with Assange arrest

AFP  |  Moscow 

on Thursday slammed Britain's arrest of founder as a move against democratic freedoms and called on to respect his rights.

"The hand of 'democracy' is strangling freedom," said on after arrested Assange at in

Vladimir Putin's expressed hope that the founder's rights would be respected.

Asked if was ready to give Assange asylum, Peskov sidestepped the question but told journalists: "We certainly hope that all his rights will be respected."

arrested Assange after his asylum was withdrawn. He had been living at the embassy since 2012 when he sought refuge there.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:30 IST