All people who support accountability of corrupt governments and corporations can appreciate the service Wikileaks provides to the entire world. Julian Assange has been the leader of that organization since he founded it in 2006. Unfortunately our hero might be in for some trouble.
The government of Ecuador, which has provided Assange with political Asylum since 2012, has cut off his communications and recently announced negotiations with the UK over Assange’s status.
This is a completely shocking betrayal.
Back during the 2017 Ecuadorian elections the conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso advocated handing over Assange, while the socialist candidate Lenin Moreno ran on granting Assange continued Asylum. Lenin Moreno won the election and Assange seemed safe until now.
In fact Assange was granted Ecuadorian Citizenship in December 2017.
But now things have taken a very scary turn for the worse.
Consortium news reports:
Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on the political asylum it granted to the WikiLeaks editor in 2012 and hand him over to British and then American authorities.
On March 28, under immense pressure from the British and U.S. governments, Ecuador imposed a complete ban on Assange having any Internet or phone contact with the outside world, and blocked his friends and supporters from physically visiting him. For 46 days, he has not been heard from.
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa stated in a Spanish-language interview on Wednesday that her government and Britain “have the intention and the interest that this be resolved.” Moves were underway, she said, to reach a “definite agreement” on Assange.
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