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steven36 posted a topic in General NewsQUITO (Reuters) - - Ecuador does not plan to intervene with the British government on behalf of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in talks over his situation as an asylee in the South American country’s London embassy, Ecuador’s foreign minister said on Tuesday. Foreign Minister José Valencia said in an interview with Reuters that Ecuador’s only responsibility was looking after Assange’s wellbeing, after the Australian national sued the country over new conditions placed on his asylum in the London embassy. “Ecuador has no responsibility to take any further
steven36 posted a topic in General NewsJulian Assange is to launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms". Julian Assange has lived in Ecuador's UK embassy since 2012 The Wikileaks co-founder has lived in its UK embassy since 2012 after seeking asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape inquiry - later dropped. He was given a set of house rules by the London embassy this week, including taking better care of his cat. Mr Assange faces arrest for allegedly breaching bail conditions if he leaves.
Reefa posted a topic in General NewsEcuador’s government has cut WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet access, preventing him from tweeting and engaging in other online activities. Assange has been living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for six years to avoid extradition to Sweden over a rape charge. Though that issue has since been dropped, Assange remains in the embassy over fears of a US extradition and the British government’s demand that he “face justice.” Ecuador released a statement today explaining that a tweet published by Assange was in violation of a written agreement that he wouldn’t share messag
steven36 posted a topic in General NewsJulian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and a noted internet edgelord, will be allowed to continue to live in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he has for the past six years—provided he stops shitposting about politics on Twitter. Per the Guardian, Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno said this week that Assange’s ongoing asylum status is not under threat as long as Assange complies with conditions laid out by the Ecuadorian government, including a restriction on talking about the political happenings taking place in other countries. The government is ready to “take a de