Julian Assange five year pledge

Ecuador's Foreign Minister says the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is prepared to remain in the Ecuadorian Embassy for five years.

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Legal experts to work with UK and Ecuador on Assange

Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino with Julian Assange in the country's embassy in London. Credit: PA

A working group of legal experts is to be set up by the UK and Ecuadorian governments to try to break the deadlock over the future of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mr Assange has been inside Ecuador's London embassy for almost a year, fearing he will be extradited to the United States if he travels to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual assault against two women.

Ecuador's foreign minister Ricardo Patino said it was "grossly unjust" that Mr Assange could not leave the embassy without being arrested.

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