Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, 40 years, who is currently at Ecuador‘s London embassy, faces arrest for breaching his bail.
Assange’s website has published a mass of leaked diplomatic cables that embarrassed several governments and international businesses. Assange fears if he is sent to Sweden, he would be sent to the US to respond over alleged crimes for which he could face death penalty.
The Australian has until June 28 to take his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.
Meanwhile, in Ecuador – whose President Rafael Correa has previously clashed with Washington and is a fan of Wikileaks – had said it will consult the UK, Sweden and the US before deciding on Mr Assange’s asylum request. (MZ)