Julian Assange’s stay in London embassy untenable, says Ecuador

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South American country that has housed WikiLeaks founder for five years says it is seeking mediator to end impasse with UK

Ecuador’s foreign minister has said Julian Assange’s five-and-a-half-year stay in her country’s London embassy is “untenable” and should be ended through international mediation.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in Knightsbridge since the summer of 2012, when he faced the prospect of extradition to Sweden over claims that he sexual assaulted two women. He denies the accusations.

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