Ecuador Weighs Sending WikiLeaks’ Assange to Sweden

Posted September 22nd, 2012 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Ecuador is considering how to make WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange available to Swedish justice officials to answer sex crimes allegations.

Ecuador Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters Friday officials are weighing whether Assange's statement could be taken at their embassy in London.

Patino says they could also ask Britain if Assange could be transferred to Ecuador's embassy in Sweden for questioning. Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's diplomatic mission in London since mid-June to avoid extradition to Sweden. Britain has said he will be taken into custody if he leaves the mission.

Assange fears if he is taken to Sweden, he will be turned over to the United States for possible trial.

Assange angered the U.S. after his WikiLeaks webster released leaked secret military documents and diplomatic cables.