Ecuador arrested Thursday WikiLeaks co-founder, Swedish software developer Ola Bini in connection of blackmailing attempt to President Lenin Moreno.
He was detained at Quito’s airport in London while preparing to board a flight for Japan. Not much is known about Bini but he is believed to have been close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He was living in Quito.
Earlier on Thursday Assange too was arrested in London. He is charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding former US Army analyst Chelsea Manning in the cracking of password to a classified in 2010 of computer of United States government.
Assange had taken asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for seven years since 2012 to avoid arrest to Sweden over a sexual assault case but lately the Ecuadorian government announced end of the shelter for his repeated violation of international conventions and protocol.
United Kingdom will decide whether to extradite him to US. If convicted, he may face up to five years in US prison.
Earlier on Thursday Assange too was arrested in London. He is charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion
Bini tweeted the claims of Ecuadorian interior minister are very worrisome news about Russian hackers with close ties to WikiLeaks were working inside Ecuador.
His tweet read, “This seems like a witch hunt to me.”
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