Ecuador-UK Dialogue for Assange Case Hopes to Be Resumed

Ecuador-UK Dialogue for Assange Case Hopes to Be ResumedQuito, Sep 5.- Ecuador hopes to resume this week a dialogue with Great Britain, to find a solution to the case of Australian journalist Julian Assange, so he can travel to the South American nation.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told local media that the order by his British peer William Hague seems fine, to resume talks as soon as possible on the status of the founder of Wikileaks.

Assange is wanted by Sweden for questioning about alleged sex crimes, which London argues for denying a safe-conduct, so he can travel to Ecuador.

However, the country fear his possible extradition to the United States to be tried for some cables released by WikiLeaks, so he could be sentenced to death penalty.

Hague said he does not see a solution in a short term, but he would be interested to find a "friendly solution" for both countries.

Karin Rosander, director of Communications at the Swedish Attorney General's Office, said today in an interview with the BBC that the prosecutor in charge of Assange's case has not explained why we can not question the Australian journalist in London.

About a guarantee so the founder of WikiLeaks is not extradited to the United States, where he could be tried for espionage, Rosander said that this is a task of the Swedish government. (Radio Cadena Agramonte).