WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whohas been hiding within the Ecuadorian embassy in London for greater than 5 years, has been given an identification quantity within the South American nation, its civil register confirmed Wednesday.
The quantity 1729926483 refers back to the north-central province of Pinchincha, the day by day El Universo reported.
The newspaper mentioned Assange may have been given a passport.
After media stories on the event, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry mentioned it will not reply to “rumours or distorted or out-of-context information” on the Assange case, with out mentioning the quantity particularly.
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa mentioned Tuesday that Ecuador was in shut contact with Britain and would possibly search mediation to resolve a state of affairs she described as “unsustainable.”
The Australian resides in a small workplace on the Ecuadorian embassy. Quito granted him asylum in 2012, when Sweden was investigating him for sexual offences.
Sweden has dropped the investigation, however Assange says he fears arrest and extradition to the United States over the publication of secret paperwork on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by his on-line platform.
Quito is believed to need Assange to journey to Ecuador.
But he can solely go away the embassy by submitting himself to the judiciary, the British information company PA quoted a Foreign Office spokesman as saying.(dpa/NAN)