WikiLeaks

Ecuador President Denies Offering Assange Asylum

Leader tweets that no decision has been made yet.

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ECUADOR'S President Rafael Correa has denied a British media report that his country had granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

"The rumour of asylum for Assange is false. No decision has yet been taken. Awaiting report from the foreign ministry," Mr Correa wrote on Twitter.

Assange, 41, took refuge at Ecuador's embassy in London on June 19 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where the Australian national faces police questioning over sexual assault allegations.

But he also fears being extradited to the United States to face charges over WikiLeaks' publishing of a trove of secret documents, including information relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and countless diplomatic cables.