The Guardian: Revealed: Russia’s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK
Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky.
Russian diplomats held secret talks in London last year with people close to Julian Assange to assess whether they could help him flee the UK, the Guardian has learned.
A tentative plan was devised that would have seen the WikiLeaks founder smuggled out of Ecuador’s London embassy in a diplomatic vehicle and transported to another country.
One ultimate destination, multiple sources have said, was Russia, where Assange would not be at risk of extradition to the US. The plan was abandoned after it was deemed too risky.
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Update: Russia reportedly hatched an audacious plan to smuggle Julian Assange out of Britain on Christmas Eve (Business Insider).
WNU editor: Someone in Wikileaks leaks this to the press. Could it be related to this missing person case? …. ‘Strange disappearance’ of WikiLeaks consultant in Norway (DW).