Julian Assange, Wikileaks Founder, Granted Ecuadorian Passport

12 January, 2018, 03:20 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • After living five years behind the safety of Ecuador’s London embassy Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange may be in for a change of scene

Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday.

Ecuador is seeking to make progress with Britain over the fate of Julian Assange. "What naturalization does is provide the asylum-seeker another layer of protection", she said.

"The government of Ecuador has recently asked Mr Assange to be granted diplomatic status here in the UK, and the United Kingdom did not approve of this request and did not negotiate on the matter", the spokesman quoted the newspaper as saying.

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Julian Assange has been granted an Ecuadorian passport just a day after threating to kick him out of its London embassy, it has been claimed.

Swedish prosecutors dropped their investigation into the allegations in May, but British police have said Assange would still be arrested for breaching bail conditions if he left the embassy. According to a MET Police statement from last May, that's because an arrest warrant was filed after Assange failed to surrender himself to court on 29th June 2012.

The UK has turned down a request from Ecuador to grant diplomatic status to Julian Assange - as a means of breaking a longstanding deadlock over his fate. He denied these allegations and said Sweden could extradite him to the United States because of his perceived role in publishing secret American documents. "The UK should not permit itself to be intimidated by the Trump administration's public threats to "take down" Mr Assange". Conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso pledged to evict the Australian within 30 days of taking office, while current President Lenin Moreno said he would allow him to stay.

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Assange also points out that he has no limitations under the UN Convention on the Status of Refugees (1951), under which Ecuador granted him asylum. The entry shows that the country issued the passport on December 21st, nearly three weeks ago - and more than two weeks before Espinosa asked for assistance in getting Assange out of their embassy. He's been holed up in the embassy for over five years now, with little hope of being able leave a free man.

Assange also offended potential supporters in the Democratic Party by allowing WikiLeaks to become the conduit for emails hacked by Russian Federation from the Democratic National Committee that were meant to harm the presidential candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

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