The government of Ecuador, which has provided Assange with political Asylum since 2012, has cut off his communications and recently announced negotiations with the UK over Assange’s status.
This is a completely shocking betrayal. Julian Assange is perhaps the greatest freedom fighter of our time leading the information war against corrupt governments and corporations.
Assange was granted Ecuadorian Citizenship in December 2017, but now it seems the South American country wants to hand him over to British and then American authorities.
All people who support accountability of corrupt governments and corporations can appreciate the service Wikileaks provides to the entire world. Julian Assange has been the leader of that organization since he founded it in 2006. Unfortunately our hero might be in for some trouble.
During the 2017 Ecuadorian elections the conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso advocated handing over Assange, while the socialist candidate Lenin Moreno ran on granting Assange continued Asylum.
Lenin Moreno won the election and Assange seemed safe until now. But now things have taken a very scary turn for the worse.
Under immense pressure from the British and U.S. governments, Ecuador imposed a complete ban on Assange having any Internet or phone contact with the outside world over the last 46 days.
If Assange falls into the hands of the British regime, he faces being turned over to the USA. A warrant issued for his arrest on charges of espionage can lead to the death sentence.
Last year, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that putting Assange on trial for espionage was a “priority.” CIA director Mike Pompeo, now secretary of state, asserted that WikiLeaks was a “non-state hostile intelligence service”.
On June 19, 2012, under conditions in which he faced extradition to Sweden to answer questions over fabricated allegations of sexual assault, and the prospect of rendition to the USA, Australian citizen Assange sought asylum in the Ecuador’s embassy in London.
Russia Insider / AA Magnum Political News 2018.