Diplomatic hiccup: Assange wants to appear on Sunday in front of the public


That announced Wikileaks via Twitter. The 41-year-old Australian would make a statement "live" and "in front of the Embassy of Ecuador", it said.

It was not clear if Assange, who had been in the embassy for eight weeks, actually stepped in front of the building in person. He would risk being arrested by the British police. Britain's Secretary of State William Hague said on Thursday that Assange would not receive a free escort to take up his asylum in Ecuador. Assange is allegedly extradited to Sweden on suspicion of having committed sexual offenses. (Dpa / tc)