Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno says Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has taken refuge at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012, will eventually need to leave.
President Moreno, speaking at an event in Madrid on Friday, emphasized that his country had spoken to the British government about Assange’s situation.
Speculation about the future of Wikileaks founder grew following a report by the Sunday Times that senior officials from Ecuador and Britain were in discussion about how to remove him from the embassy after revocation of his asylum, and a source close to him told Reuters the situation was coming to a head.
Other reports suggested that President Moreno and British authorities had come to an agreement to have Assange evicted from the embassy premises as early as this week.
Assange, a 47-year-old computer programmer, sought asylum in the embassy in 2012, fearful that he might be detained and then extradited to Sweden,…