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  Julian Assange is made an Ecuadorian citizen in effort to resolve impasse
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jan 11, 2018 04:47pm
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AuthorOwen Bowcott
News DateThursday, January 11, 2018 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was made an Ecuadorian citizen last month, the nation’s foreign ministry has revealed, in an attempt to resolve the political impasse over his continued presence in the UK.

The 46-year-old has been naturalised after living for five and a half years in the cramped, Latin American country’s embassy in Knightsbridge, central London.

Earlier this week the UK’s Foreign Office revealed that Ecuador had asked for Assange, who was born in Australia, to be accredited as a diplomat. The request was dismissed.

The Ecuadorian initiative was intended to confer legal immunity on Assange, allowing him to slip out of the embassy and Britain without being arrested for breaching his former bail conditions.
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