Assange won't leave Ecuador embassy even if Sweden drops charges

London, June 19 (ANI): WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that he has been advised by his lawyers to not leave the Ecuadorian embassy even if Sweden drops charges against him fearing US extradition on espionage charges.

According to the Guardian, Assange believes that the jury in Virginia has already lodged a sealed indictment by which he could be arrested and extradited by Britain to US to face prosecution over charges of WikiLeaks cable releases.

Assange further said that unless British government guarantees or gives information about a safe passage, he has been advised by his lawyers to not leave the embassy.

Meanwhile, the foreign secretary, William Hague, and his Ecuadorean opposite number, Ricardo Pati�o trying to resolve the impasse and have agreed that officials should establish a working group to find a diplomatic solution to this issue.

According to the report, Assange said that his case could be swiftly resolved if Sweden were to guarantee that he would not be extradited to the US or if the British government would guarantee to veto any such extradition to the US.

He further added that he remains hopeful that a diplomatic solution can be arrived at but stated that it is highly unlikely that Sweden or UK will ever publicly deny US in such a matter. (ANI)

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