Julian Assange could be turned over to UK soon

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Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, may soon be forced out of Ecuador’s embassy in London and turned over to British authorities, according to a new report. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is set to finalize an agreement with the U.K. government to lift Assange’s asylum status, The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald reported, citing a source within the Ecuador’s foreign ministry.
Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012, after he fled Sweden over allegations of sexual assault and rape. Though prosecutors dropped the case last year, he still faces arrest for breaching bail conditions should he leave the embassy. And his work using WikiLeaks to publish thousands of classified documents could see him facing more charges in the U.S.

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