Ecuador

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

“We knew he was in real danger, as will be confirmed now; and that’s why we granted him political asylum. Right then the US obviously decided that Ecuador had crossed a line.” Interview with the former foreign minister of Ecuador.…

UN official visits Julian Assange, investigating Ecuador’s illegal surveillance

By Mike Head The United Nations special rapporteur on the right to privacy, Joe Cannataci, was finally permitted yesterday to meet with Julian Assange inside London’s Belmarsh prison. The WikiLeaks journalist and publisher has been held virtually incommunicado, in denial…

Denialism and Lawfare by the stick in Brazil

The pro military dictatorship president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has offered his country’s genocide victims the possibility of continuing the impunity by stopping the identification of bodies found in Sao Paulo, which were being analyzed by forensic teams, after the…

Julian Assange: a sense of the reaction in Quito, Ecuador

Today, Quito woke up as cold as usual, but that was not the first thing that Ecuadorians noticed when their alarms went off. At 5 a.m., Ecuadorian time, President Lenín Moreno announced to everyone that the country was to stop…

Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy

“Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden. “At the time, Assange claimed that…

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. Assange. Assange’s lawyers are…

By Working to Free Julian Assange We are Fighting for Justice…

Remarks at the Ecuadorian Consulate in Queens on Friday, January 18, 2019 Thank you to the New York chapter of the Ecuadorian Confederation of Journalists for organizing this celebration of journalism and thanks to the consulate for hosting this event.…

Assange’s martyrdom has no end in sight

It has been almost 7 years since Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London to escape the extradition of the British authorities. If he steps outside the embassy door, he will be immediately arrested and most likely…

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times have been publishing a stream of deliberate lies, in collusion with the security services. The idea of the “liberal media” no longer exists in the new plutocratic age. The press are not…

Ecuador to partially restore Julian Assange’s access to communications and visitors

In a statement issued Sunday, WikiLeaks announced that the Ecuadorian embassy in London has informed its publisher Julian Assange that it intends to partially restore his ability to use the Internet and phone services, and receive personal visitors. Ecuador, on…

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