The Red Notice issued for Mr Assange by Interpol is an international wanted persons alert, which allows member states to take any action under their law to detain or arrest him.
"Confirmation that Mr Assange's Red Notice status remains in force follows Thursday's decision by authorities in Ecuador to grant asylum to Mr Assange, two months after he took refuge in its London embassy," the law-enforcement agency said in a statement on Friday.
Organization of American States’ foreign ministers may discuss the Ecuador-UK relationship, specifically the situation around WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange at a session on August 23.
Julian Assange, founder of the famous whistleblower site WikiLeaks, has taken refuge at the Ecuador embassy in London after the UK’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of his extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges.
The OAS is to meet this Friday in preparation to the August 23 session at its Washington headquarters, where Latin American countries may consider the international row that ensued after Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum. The proposal to place this issue on agenda was made by Ecuadorian permanent representative Maria Isabel Salvador.
At a special meeting on Thursday Ecuador expressed its concern about the threats voiced by UK’s Foreign Office. The extraordinary session was also attended by Argentine, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Guyana, Peru, Brazil, Chili, the US, Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, as well as Sweden and Britain, who have a permanent observer status.
The US said it wasn’t going to get involved into the international row over the WikiLeaks' founder.
Ecuador will look for ways to take Assange out of the UK within international law, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said.
He added that Quito would continue contacts with London to solve the current problem. Ricardo Patino stressed that the Foreign Ministers of Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela and Peru have expressed support of Ecuador’s position.
Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. His extradition is demanded by Sweden where the founder of the scandalous website is suspected of sexual assault. Assange fears that Stockholm would hand him over to the US where he could face a death sentence for publishing secret documents of the Department of State.
Ecuador may turn to the International Criminal Court unless the UK agrees to let the founder of the WikiLeaks scandalous website, Julian Assange, fly to Quito.
Assange took shelter in Ecuador’s UK Embassy two months ago, with Quito granting him political asylum this past Thursday.
According to Ecuador’s presidential staff adviser Alexis Mera, Quito will look for any legal way to bring Assange to Ecuador. The UK authorities have taken the decision to extradite Assange to Sweden, where he is wanted on sexual harassment charges.
Assange fears that Stockholm will extradite him to the United States, which may try him for “espionage and divulgence of state secrets”. WikiLeaks came into prominence after publishing thousands of US State Department secret cables.