Soon after the news broke, Assange tweeted a photo of himself, smiling contentedly. He has yet to leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London where he has spent the past five years.
Luckily for former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, Germany is one of a handful of countries that refuses to extradite its own citizens on principle. But how do other countries handle extradition proceedings?
Ecuador has said the decision was made after Assange violated a deal on not interfering in other countries' affairs. Assange had questioned UK's accusation that Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy.
A British judge has upheld an arrest warrant for Julian Assange. The Wikileaks founder has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges.
Assange's lawyers argue that the warrant serves no purpose now that he is no longer wanted for questioning in Sweden over alleged sexual assault. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012.
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