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OAS urges Britain, Ecuador to resolve Assange row

OAS urges Britain, Ecuador to resolve Assange row

The Organization of American States is urging the governments of Britain and Ecuador to peacefully end a standoff over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who was granted asylum by Ecuador and is holed up in the country's embassy in London.
Senior officials from the 34-member bloc adopted a resolution Friday that urges the two sides to continue a dialogue to resolve the situation. Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning on sex allegations and Britain has said it will arrest and extradite him if he leaves the embassy.
Ecuador had accused Britain of threatening to raid its embassy in violation of diplomatic conventions to extract Assange and sought support from the OAS. However, references to the alleged threat in the OAS statement were removed.


Updated : 2020-12-05 08:45 GMT+08:00