Barry Pollack Quoted in U.S. News and World Report Regarding Prospects of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Leaving Ecuador's Embassy in London

"Assange's Embassy Stay Not Over Yet"
U.S. News & World Report
08.12.15Barry Pollack was quoted regarding his client Julian Assange's prospects of leaving Ecuador's London embassy. While the statute of limitations on several charges that could have been brought against him in Sweden are expiring, Assange remains fearful an effort to bring him to the United States for trial and a potentially long prison sentence on charges related to materials published by WikiLeaks. "Unfortunately, regardless of what happens with the investigation in Sweden, Mr. Assange continues to face the threat of prosecution in the United States for his activities as a journalist," said Pollack, who represents Assange in the United States. "The United States has repeatedly said that it has an ongoing investigation into WikiLeaks and refuses to give Mr. Assange any assurance that it will not seek to prosecute him." Even if the final Swedish allegation is dismissed, by no means a certainty, Assange "cannot leave the embassy without fear that he will be arrested and extradited to the United States," Pollack said.
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