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    Ecuador: Assange Tried to Use Embassy for Spying

    President Lenín Moreno said he revoked Julian Assange’s political asylum because the WikiLeaks co-founder attempted to use London’s Ecuadorian Embassy as a “center for spying.” He insisted the move — which earned him scorn from his predecessor, Rafael Correa — was “based on international law,” and denied that it was payback for a recent leak of documents related to Moreno’s family.

    What’s next for Assange? Although the controversial activist already faces potential extradition to the U.S., Sweden may make its own claim as prosecutors there are considering reopening a probe into sexual assault allegations against him.

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