Ecuador claims WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used its embassy in London as a center for spying and violated asylum conditions.
Assange was arrested on Thursday following announcement of Ecuador to end giving asylum to him any further. London police dragged him out of the campus and he could be extradited to United States where he is wanted over hacking charges.
The WikiLeaks founder was into asylum at Ecuador embassy in London for about seven years to avoid getting arrested.
The relationship of Assange with Ecuador collapsed after being accused to have leaked information of personal life of Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno.
However, Moreno denied the end of asylum was reciprocated by the leaked information of his personal life, but Assange used the embassy to interfere in the democracies of other countries.
The president added, “Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country.”
He said Ecuador cannot allow its embassy to become a center for spying.
Meanwhile, supporters of Assange said ending of the asylum was illegal and the day will be marked as a dark moment for press freedom.
The supporters added that Ecuador has betrayed Assange.
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