The Ecuadorian authorities will submit to the prosecution information about two suspected Russian hackers who may have been linked to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said Thursday.
"A complaint will be lodged with the prosecution over two Russian hackers living in Ecuador", the minister said.
Romo added that the Ecuadorian government would publish new details in the coming hours that would explain the country's decision. The interior minister said the information would concern the interference of "Assange and the company linked to him in Ecuador's internal affairs."
"For several years, one of the key WikiLeaks members, someone close to Assange, has been living in Ecuador. We have sufficient evidence that this person was linked to attempts to destabilize the government and traveled to other countries with former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino," the minister said.