WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after Ecuador withdrew his political asylum citing alleged "repeated violations." WikiLeaks has slammed Ecuador's move as a violation of international law, while President Lenin Moreno claimed the UK had agreed not to extradite Assange to a country where he may face death penalty.
Ecuador’s Ambassador to the UK Jaime Marchan previously claimed that Julian Assange, who had been holed up in the country’s London embassy for seven years until his 11 April arrest, put excrement on the walls as part of his “daily protests”. His lawyer blasted the allegations, saying they were made as a pretext to force him out of the premises.
Last week, Ecuador let the police drag the WikiLeaks founder from their embassy in London, where he had been residing to avoid prosecution in the US. Since then, Ecuadorian officials have accused him of breaking the rules of his stay, claiming that he put excrement on walls. Assange's supporters say that this is a lie to justify his expulsion.
Last week, a bunch of media outlets published a photo of Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno chilling in bed with a big lobster platter, speculating that the pic’s leak could have triggered the withdrawal of Julian Assange’s asylum status by Quito on 11 April.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – An Ecuadorian judge has ordered former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, known to be a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, to be held in pre-trial detained and has requested Interpol to detain him, El Comercio news outlet has reported, noting that the ex-official has fled the country.
A motion to unseal court documents Wednesday related to the US government’s criminal complaint against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed heavy redactions justified by another ongoing investigation.
The US federal affidavit and indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange were unsealed last Thursday when he was arrested in the United Kingdom on unrelated charges. However, while it purports only to charge him with conspiracy, the indictment cites US legal code pertaining to the Espionage Act, a journalist explained to Sputnik Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Ecuador’s public institutions were subjected to more than 40 million cyberattacks after the country's authorities decided to revoke asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, letting UK police in to arrest him, the Comercio newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing Ecuadorian Deputy Communications Minister Patricio Real.
Assange is expected to fight extradition to the US over allegations he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer, while Sweden deliberates whether to reopen an investigation into rape and sexual assault allegations against him.
On 11 April, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after being deprived of asylum and Ecuadorian citizenship by Quito. Speaking to Sputnik, Adam Garrie, director of Eurasia Future, explained how the Trump administration could benefit from questioning Assange and who is interested in muting the journalist.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after hiding there for almost seven years from British authorities, fearing that his arrest could be followed by extradition to the US.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 11 April and was later charged for skipping bail by Westminster Magistrates Court.
Argentinian journalist Santiago O'Donnell has met with Julian Assange on several occasions and published stories regarding WikiLeaks' cables on Argentina. He's the author of the books "ArgenLeaks" and "PolitiLeaks" about the revelations. He told Sputnik that despite his frail mental and physical state, Assange will put up a fight.
CARACAS (Sputnik) - Ecuadorean Ombudswoman Gina Benavides on Sunday condemned the decision by her country's authorities to revoke the citizenship of founder of the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website Julian Assange and withdraw his political asylum.
On Sunday, Julian Assange's father said that his son should be extradited back to his home country - Australia. John Shipton also said that he was shocked to see Assange's condition after his arrest in London and called on the prime minister to help out.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks has denied speculations that it released "insurance" files as a way of putting pressure on those holding its founder, Julian Assange.
After his 11 April arrest, Julian Assange was charged with jumping bail in Westminster Magistrate’s Court, which is feared will pave the way for his subsequent extradition to the US, where he is wanted on conspiracy charges. The US authorities had earlier charged him with assisting US Army intel analyst Chelsea Manning in diplomatic data leaks.
After his recent arrest, the WikiLeaks founder, who became famous for publishing classified US government data, now faces the threat of extradition to the United States on charges of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion and could get up to five years in jail.
Swedish media previously stated that the country's prosecution is considering resuming a probe against Assange, meaning that Stockholm may request the extradition of the whistleblower, who was stripped of asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested earlier this week.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s father has called on Australian authorities to step in following his son’s arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London earlier this week.
On 11 April WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian embassy, following the revocation of his right for diplomatic asylum previously made by Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno. At the time of the arrest, the whistleblower’s cat was not in the embassy.
As Julian Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 11 April, the South American country's president, Lenin Moreno, explained his decision to revoke the diplomatic asylum granted to the WikiLeaks founder by his predecessor, accusing him of "repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols".