The UK government has once again threatened to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London in order to seek medical treatment
Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said Ecuador is prepared to organize an operating room in its embassy in the UK capital if Assange’s medical state appears to be urgent.
This comes after Patino recently met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to demand London’s approval to allow the 41-year-old Australian activist leave the mission for receiving medical care without being arrested. But the UK government was hesitant about the request, as a British official said, "Maybe the Ecuadoreans should have thought of that before they granted him asylum."
However, in an interview in New York, Patino stressed that the government of the South American country will provide a medical presence for Assange, who has secured political asylum to Ecuador.
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