london - Ecuador has asked the British government to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be allowed to visit a hospital. The Australian According to The Guardian problems with his shoulder and would have to undergo a MRI scan.
Assange's been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. When the activist leaves the building, he risks being arrested for a rape case and extradited to Sweden. Assange fears then to be transferred to the United States, who want to prosecute him for leaking state secrets.
The British Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement that it will not prevent Assange gets medical help. Yet it is questionable whether the Australian embassy can safely leave to visit the hospital. A spokesman for the department is up to the police to decide whether Assange then arrested.