Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who is at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, has rejected a police order asking him to surrender as part of his extradition process.
Met officers sent a note to Assange in the embassy on Thursday asking him to give up.
But Assange said in a telephone interview to the BBC that he would virtually surely not go to the police.
“Our guidance is that asylum law both internationally and domestically in the UK requires precedence over extradition law, so the answer is almost surely not,” Assange told the BBC.
The 40-year-old Australian, in a surprise move, fled his house arrest and entered the Ecuadorian embassy in search of political asylum in the country. This came immediately after the Supreme Court refused to take up the situation against his extradition to Sweden exactly where he is facing sexual assault charges.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been served with a letter saying he has to present himself to a London police station tomorrow, according to sources. Mr Assange has been inside the Embassy of Ecuador in London since last week seeking political asylum as part of his bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning about…