Assange has a right to protection: Kremlin
Russia’s Foreign Minister has defended Wikileak’s founder Julian Assange’s attempt to seek exile in the Equador, reports news agency Interfax.
Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden regarding sex crime allegations. The UK authorities previously raised the possibility of removing Assange from the embassy where he has taken refuge since June when he lost a UK Supreme Court appeal to avoid extradition.
“The right to protection must be respected,” said Sergej Lavrov.
“While he is on Equadorian territory I don’t think anyone will venture to do anything illegal.”
Equador has offered Assange “diplomatic exile”. The Australian national says he fears he may be handed over to US authorities for questioning about leaked military documents published by his website Wikileaks if he is sent to Sweden, as ordered under a European arrest warrant.