Ecuador remains silent amid Wikileaks’ claims that it is set to expel Julian Assange from Ecuador’s embassy in London.
Assange, commonly known as the founder of Wikileaks, has been kept safe in Ecuador’s embassy in London since 2012 to avoid arrest and potential extradition to the United States.
On Friday, Wikileaks tweeted that “A high-level source within Ecuadorian state has told Wikileaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within hours to days,” and the Latin-American country has reached an “agreement with the UK for his arrest.”
BREAKING: A high level source within the Ecuadorian state has told @WikiLeaks that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" using the #INAPapers offshore scandal as a pretext–and that it already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest.https://t.co/adnJph79wq
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 4, 2019
Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs José Valencia said in a statement that Wikileaks and Assange have shown “ingratitude” for his country and they haven’t shown any appreciation for the “significant expenditures” Ecuador has made to pay for his stay.