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Assange™ to SQUAT in Ecuadorian broom closet for ANOTHER FIVE YEARS (maybe)

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Re: If you were Assange

Suppose you were, and wait out the Swedish statute of limitations. What then? The British charges related to the bail jumping still will be pending, so leaving the Ecuador embassy would be risky. I haven't looked, but suspect there is no statute of limitations for any plausible US charges., so they would not be brought until you are out of the embassy and in UK custody. At that point, pending US charges could be used as a basis to request extradition, and given the relation between the US and UK it might well be granted.

Has Mr. Assange elected a life term, or perhaps permanent semiretirement, in Ecuador's London embassy?

On the other hand, five more years on, the US might no longer care enough to press charges (even if they really do now), and you could look more than a bit of a fool for not going back to Sweden and facing the charges there.

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