Assange faces arrest for breaching bail conditions - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Ecuador’s government has told the ABC that it will make a decision on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum application within the next 24 hours.
Mr Assange is preparing to spend a second night inside Ecuador’s London embassy, while British police wait outside to arrest for him for breaching his bail conditions.
Ecuador’s deputy foreign minister Marco Albuja says a decision on Mr Assange’s fate will be made soon.
Audio: Assange remains in limbo (AM)
“We still can’t make a final decision public yet until tomorrow,” he said.
“The national government is considering its position and the president will give us his instructions tomorrow.”
Mr Assange went to the embassy in central London on Tuesday, saying he wanted to claim diplomatic immunity and political asylum.
But he now faces arrest for breaching the conditions of his bail, which stipulates that he must stay at his bail address between 10:00pm and 8:00am.
The 40-year-old Australian is fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning on allegations of sexual assault.
His supporters say the charges are politically motivated and say he believes he could be extradited to the US to face espionage charges if Swedish authorities get their hands on him.