April 11, 2019 / 10:07 AM / 8 months ago

UK pledges it won't send Assange to country with death penalty -Ecuador

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) - Britain has guaranteed to Ecuador that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be extradited to a country that has the death penalty, Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Thursday after Assange was arrested in London.

“In line with our strong commitment to human rights and international law, I requested Great Britain to guarantee that Mr Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face torture or the death penalty,” Moreno said in a video posted on Twitter.

“The British government has confirmed it in writing, in accordance with its own rules.”

Writing by William Schomberg; editing by Stephen Addison

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