The United States agreed not to seek the death penalty against Julian Assange in a negotiation with the former channel with Ecuador to have him questioned from the South American country's London embassy, reported on Monday.
The Ecuadorian ambassador in Germany hit the US-German ambassador Richard Grenell about six months after the country decided it would try to shoot WikiLeaks founder in March 2018, ABC News reported, quoting an anonymous negotiator .
Since Ecuador strongly opposes death penalty, they wanted a US insurance that Assange would not face the death penalty if he was extradited to America.
After Grenell met with the Ecuadorian ambassador, he informed the State Department of the request, according to the report. [1
Assange hid in the embassy for about seven years to avoid extradition
Police beat him from the building last week and arrested him on two warrants from the United States and Britain.
The delay in the United States was issued in December 2017 and is related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former army intelligence analyst who leaked a lot of classified material to WikiLeaks.
The British act is related to 2012 jumping when he applied for political asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy to avoid being extradited to sweden, who investigated him on violent allegations.