Controversial WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave Ecuador’s Embassy in London.
This was reported by his lawyer Barry Pollack, writes The Telegraph.
“The proposal that as long as Assange is not facing the death penalty, he should not fear persecution, obviously, is not reliable,” – said the lawyer.
The human rights activist stressed that no one can be prosecuted for publishing truthful information.
According to him, the US has put forward such accusations Assange, so Ecuador should grant him asylum.
I should add that earlier the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno stated that he had received from the UK written assurances that Assange should not be extradited to a country where he faces the death penalty.
“The road is open for Assange to make the decision to leave,” reads the statement of the President.
However, despite the previous statement, he also emphasized that Assange needs to leave Ecuador’s Embassy, as “this situation cannot last forever.”
We will remind, the founder of WikiLeaks, Australian Julian Assange is now the official Ecuadorian.
The foreign Minister of Ecuador, josé Valencia said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been granted refugee status in Ecuador, reports El Universo.
Earlier foreign editions appeared the information that in Ecuador want to arrange for Assange diplomatic status, so he could get immunity and move freely across countries and is not afraid of arrest. It was about the fact that Assange is going to offer the position of counselor in the Embassy of Ecuador in Russia or the UK.
However, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ecuador did not comment on this information.
“His status of a person who asks for asylum will continue to operate,” said Valencia.
Previously Know This.Eeyore wrote about the fact that WikiLeaks has published online a book by Michael Wolff “Fire and fury: the White house trump”. Sell it began not only in specialized shops but also on the Amazon website.
Also Know As.ia reported that in the United States at the age of 37 years died hacker Adrian Lamo, who informed the American authorities about the activities of WikiLeaks informant Chelsea manning.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.