Ecuador asks UK for brief safe-conduct pass to let Assange leave asylum for medical check

October 15, 2015 11:52 AM

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QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuadoran officials are asking the United Kingdom to let WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of his asylum at country's embassy in London briefly for medical checks.

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino says Assange needs an MRI for a pain in his shoulder that began three months ago.

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