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Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder to take legal action against Ecuador



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Julian Assange has been living in Ecuador's British embassy since 201
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Julian Assange will take legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing him of violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms". The Wikileaks co-founder lives since 2012 in his British embassy after he had applied for asylum to prevent extradition to Sweden because of a rape – later dropped.

This week he received a set of house rules from the London embassy, ​​including better care for his cat.

Mr. Assange is arrested for breaking the bail conditions when he leaves.

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Wikileaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon is in Ecuador to open the case that the Press Association is expected to negotiate next week in court.

Wikileaks said the country's government has threatened to remove the protection Mr. Assange has received since political asylum.

He added that his access to the outside world had been "cut short".

In a memo, it threatened to confiscate the pet if he does not look for it,

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Mr. Assange was given the cat by his children

The embassy removed Mr. Assange's Internet connection in March and accused him of "interfering in the affairs of other countries".

Earlier this week, however, it was said to be partially restored.

In a statement, Wikileaks said: "Ecuador's actions against Julian Assange have been widely condemned by the human rights community."

She claims that the government of Ecuador refused to visit Human Rights Watch's legal advisor Dinah PoKempner and did not allow several meetings with his lawyers.

Assange's attorneys also said that they questioned the legality of the Ecuador's "Special Protocol", which made his political asylum dependent on the "censorship" of his freedom of expression, speech and association. [19659025] What is the special protocol?

Attorney for Mr Assange Demands the Protocol:

  • Requires journalists, the lawyers of Mr. Assange, and anyone else who wants to visit him to reveal private or political details – such as the serial numbers and codes of their phones and tablets
  • The Protocol says that the government may "share" the information "with other agencies"
  • Allows the embassy to seize the property of Mr. Assange or his visitor s and without a warrant, hand them over to British authorities

Wikileaks said that US Congressmen have written an open letter to the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, about the situation.

He claims that the document said that to continue crucial issues – such as economic cooperation, help with drug problems and the possible return of a USAID mission to Ecuador – must first solve a "significant challenge" – the status of Mr Assange.

Why does he live in the embassy?

The Swedish police issued an arrest warrant for Mr. Assange in August 2010 and was arrested in London in December of the same year.

The UK Supreme Court ruled in May 2012 that he should be extradited to the country to make two separate allegations – one of rape and one of harassment.

But Assange said the allegations were "baseless" and by June he was in the Ecuadorian embassy.

Ecuador granted him asylum in August 2012, saying that he feared that his human rights would be violated if he were extradited. 19659007] In May 2017, Sweden's prosecutor confirmed that the allegations had been dropped.

And in July 2018, the United Kingdom and Ecuador confirmed that they had ongoing discussions about the fate of the whistleblower.

An arrest warrant issued by Mr Assange in 2012 for failing to go to court on delivery of his extradition remains in place.


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