LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange (ah-SAHNJ') is spending a third day inside Ecuador's London embassy and it's unclear how much longer the WikiLeaks founder will remain there as he seeks political asylum.
Ecuador's deputy foreign minister told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation late yesterday that President Rafael Correa would make a decision within the day.
But a WikiLeaks spokesman says "it could take hours, it could take days" before a decision is made.
Ecuador's London embassy confirmed a decision was expected from Ecuador's capital, Quito (KEE'-toh), but a spokeswoman says it was unclear whether it would come today.
Assange has been fighting since 2010 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sexual assaults on two women.
He denies the claims, saying the case against him is politically motivated.
APPHOTO LTS104: Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson talks to media outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, London, Thursday June 21, 2012. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy on Tuesday in an attempt to gain political asylum. (AP Photo/Tim Hales) (21 Jun 2012)
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APPHOTO LTS101: Police stand guard outside the Ecuadorian Embassy, London, Thursday June 21, 2012. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange entered the embassy on Monday in an attempt to gain political asylum. (AP Photo/Tim Hales) (21 Jun 2012)
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