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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gets an Ecuadorian citizenship

Ecuador has granted the citizenship to WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange after five year hide in its embassy in it embassy in Britain, London to avoid being extradited to his Country Sweden.

The Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry says it has granted citizenship to Julian Assange. The reaction of the ministry comes one day after Quito reportedly issued an ID card to the WikiLeaks editor.

The passport could provide Assange’s first step to obtaining diplomatic immunity, as Ecuador wants to resolve his indefinite embassy stay.

The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for five years.

The UK Foreign Office reportedly rejected a request from Quito to grant the whistleblower diplomatic status after the passport was issued to him on December 12.

 

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