He mentioned a promise of the UK government to Ecuador made in August, that affirmed Mr Assange will not be extradited and Assange’s jail time in the UK for violating bail terms by seeking refuge in the embassy would not exceed six months. Ecuador informed Assange’s lawyers. The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office affirmed that Assange would be treated “humanely and properly” if he left the embassy. Assange fears he could be extradited to the United States if he leaves the embassy. WikiLeaks, which published U.S. diplomatic and military secrets, faces a U.S. grand jury investigation.
Assange filed a lawsuit in an Ecuadorean court last week claiming the new asylum terms, which require him to pay for medical bills and telephone calls and to clean up after his pet cat, violate his rights. Ecuador denied the accusations. It does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks over his situation as an asylee in the South American country’s London embassy, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. “Ecuador has no responsibility to take any further steps,” Valencia said. Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno has said that asylum is not meant to be eternal.