UK rejects request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status

London, Jan. 11 (Petra)– The UK’s foreign office turned down a request from the Ecuadorian government to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange diplomatic status.

Assange (46) has been living in the London embassy of the south American country for five-and-a-half years after being granted political asylum as he fought sex-related claims in Sweden.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “The Government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Assange here in the UK.

Source: Jordan News Agency