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The Guardian: Ecuador to Give Assange Belongings to US

The Guardian: Ecuador to Give Assange Belongings to US
Julian Assange (Press Association via AP Images)

By    |   Sunday, 19 May 2019 07:01 PM

Ecuador will hand over to U.S. prosecutors on Monday the belongings of Julian Assange that remain in the country's London embassy, WikiLeaks told The Guardian on Sunday.

Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to permit the Americans to “help themselves” to the possessions, which include two of Assange’s manuscripts, other legal papers, medical records and electronic equipment, so that they can expand their extradition case before the British deadline on June 14, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson told The Guardian.

WikiLeaks said Assange's attorneys will not be present. The lawyers are saying the action is an illegal seizure of property.

Assange, who is the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested at the embassy in April and is serving a sentence in London for skipping bail, according to The Hill.

He had been been living in the embassy since 2012 after being wanted in the U.S. for allegedly helping former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal classified information.

Sweden has also reopened a rape case against him.

The Daily Mail reported on Sunday that two human rights inspectors from the United Nations visited him earlier this month in prison without a guard present, sparking accusations that Assange is receiving special favors.

A source told the Daily Mail that he “can't recall another prisoner being afforded the same privileges.”

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Ecuador will hand over to U.S. prosecutors on Monday the belongings of Julian Assange that remain in the country's London embassy, WikiLeaks told The Guardian on Sunday.Ecuadorian officials are travelling to London to permit the Americans to "help themselves" to the...
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