Assange originally went into hiding after an arrest warrant was issued so he could be sent to Sweden over sexual assault and rape allegations.
However, the Ecuadorian leader is also expected to use his trip to the British Isles to "finalize an agreement under which Ecuador will withdraw its asylum protection of Julian Assange", according to the Intercept's co-editor, Glenn Greenwald, who is best known for a series of reports detailing the USA surveillance programs based on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
Earlier this week, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Assange has "serious charges" laid against him, but added the United Kingdom was "a country of due process".
Amid new reports that Ecuador is preparing to withdraw asylum protections from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and hand him over to British authorities within the next few weeks, journalists are raising alarm at the serious threats to press freedom such a move could spawn, given that the U.K. may decide to extradite Assange to the United States-where he could face "prosecution for the act of publishing documents".
A British government source also said there was no sign of immediate progress.
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"It would be incredibly shrewd for Sessions to lay the foundation for doing so by prosecuting Assange first, safe in the knowledge that journalists themselves - consumed with hatred for Assange due to personal reasons, professional jealousies and anger over the role they believed he played in 2016 in helping Hillary Clinton lose - would unite behind the Trump DOJ and in support of its efforts to imprison Assange", said Greenwald. "That's why we cut his communication", he said. "The first priority would be to look after his health, which we think is deteriorating".
Meanwhile, the Obama administration wanted to prosecute Assange and WikiLeaks, but backed away because of the trouble it could cause for US newspapers who reported on him.
Mr Moreno also ordered the removal of extra security at the embassy. His critics seem him as a criminal who recklessly endangered lives in many countries by exposing secrets.
Britain ended a permanent guard outside the embassy in October 2015 after spending nearly 13 million pounds in policing but has vowed he will be arrested should he leave the embassy.
Would Great Britain do the USA a favor and extradite Assange? Therefore, if he will be extradited to America, Assange may for many years to be behind bars.