Ecuador has expressed hopes that Julian Assange’s four-year refuge in its London embassy may be coming to an end. Guillaume Long, the foreign minister, said he hoped that the interrogation of Mr Assange by Swedish and Ecuadorean officials next month would draw a line under the confinement of the WikiLeaks founder. “We hope that the interview can put an end to what is a pretty bad situation for Mr Assange,” he said.
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