BREAKING: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Granted An Ecuadorian Passport

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has cryptically uploaded a picture of himself dressed in the national colors of Ecuador. The country’s media reports the whistleblower has been granted an Ecuadorian passport.

Assange has been holed up in the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London’s Knightsbridge since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over assault charges, which he has denied. The investigation into the WikiLeaks founder was dropped last year.

But he remains in self-imposed exile due to fears he could still be arrested by UK police for breaching bail conditions.

He claims such an arrest could be followed by extradition to the United States to face espionage charges.