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Foreign ministers to discuss Assange case

Published tisdag 4 juni 2013 kl 11.06
Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patiño. Photo: Dolores Ochoa/Scanpix

Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino is to meet his British counterpart William Hague later this month to discuss how to deal with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London following an extradition request from Sweden for alleged sex crimes, news agency AFP reports.

Assange has been in the embassy for almost a year after his legal attempts to avoid extradition to Sweden failed in the British courts.

Assange and his supports claim the Swedish extradition bid is part of a US government scheme to get him to the US to face legal action for the Wikileaks leaks.

The Swedish authorities say he is wanted for questioning and possible prosecution for several sex crimes alleged to have taken place in Sweden in 2010.

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