Published: Tue, April 16, 2019
Global Media | By Garry Long

Ecuador President: Assange Used Embassy For Spying

Ecuador President: Assange Used Embassy For Spying

Julian Assange following his arrest.

"Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country", he said in his first English-language interview since Assange's arrest last week.

Assange had entered the embassy on June 19, 2012 after losing his battle against extradition to Sweden where he faced numerous allegations, including rape.

They also accused the Ecuadoran government of "engaging in a disinformation and slander campaign against Assange" after a series of reports emerged detailing his increasingly disfunctional relationship with embassy staff.

While Assange awaits the very likely possibility of extradition to the U.S. and prosecution for reporting on the sins of the world's most powerful, mainstream media "journalists" are doing humanity another great service - by posting irrelevant videos and pictures taken inside the embassy in an effort to assist Quito in its smearing efforts.

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno says no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum.

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Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person cannot be extradited if they could face the death penalty, according to British legislation.

The publisher of top-secret information addressed the mounting concerns over the brown-and-white tabby's well-being following Assange's expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

"I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy", she said.

"Assange's attitude was absolutely reprehensible and outrageous after all of the protection provided by the Ecuadorian state for nearly seven years", Moreno said.

He could face up to 12 months in British prison for breaking his bail conditions. He said he regretted that Assange had used the embassy to interfere in other country's democracies.

Although Swedish authorities abandoned their case against Assange in 2017, supporters of WikiLeaks have long feared his possible extradition could ultimately involve his relocation to the United States, where he remains wanted over his role in the leaking of classified military and diplomatic cables from 2010 onward. In the meantime, he is expected to seek prison medical care for severe shoulder pain and dental problems, WikiLeaks has said.

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