Reuters: London court can cancel an arrest warrant for Assange
TASS, January 26. The court of the British capital on Friday will consider the possible cancellation of the warrant of arrest of the founder WikiLeaks Julian Assange, who for more than five years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for fear of detention and deportation in the United States. This was reported by Reuters.
According to him, the court will hear the petitions on cancellation of Assange by the British authorities issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with violation of conditions of bail.
British prosecutors did not rule out that Assange will leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in the case that the court will rule in his favor. On the question whether this development, the Prosecutor stated: “Hypothetically, Yes.”
In 2012, Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where a warrant was issued for his arrest due to allegations of “forced actions of a sexual nature and harassment” and rape.
The main concern was Assange that Sweden will deport him to the USA, where the Australian faces up to 35 years in prison or the death penalty for publication of secret documents of the state Department. Charges the WikiLeaks founder rejects and calls them politically motivated.