Julian Assange's situation is "not sustainable", according to the foreign minister of Ecuador, the country sheltering him.
Assange has beenin London's Knightsbridge since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges, which he has denied. The investigation into the WikiLeaks founder was dropped last year. But he remains in self-imposed exile due to fears he could still be arrested by UK police for breaching bail conditions. He claims such an arrest could be followed by extradition to the United States to face espionage charges.
Now Ecuador may seek a third party to mediate with British lawmakers, foreign minister María Fernanda Espinosa told Associated Press. If the situation is indeed untenable, Assange could finally leave the embassy.
Asked for a comment, WikiLeaks reiterated that Assange's "detention in the UK is unlawful", and called for him to receive compensation. The Ecuadorian embassy have yet to respond to a request for comment.