Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are working behind the scenes to have WikiLeaks founder Julian Assangenot only censored but possibly ejected from the Ecuadoran embassy in London.
Ecuador granted Assange asylum in 2012, and British officials have said that they will arrest him if he leaves the embassy.
Earlier this year, an arrest warrant for Assange by a Stockholm district court was upheld. Sweden wants to question him in regard to a sex allegation. He has not been charged with a crime and does not face trial. In January, the United Nations ordered Sweden and the UK to immediately release him and compensate Assange for violating his rights.
On Monday, WikiLeaks posted the following tweet:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks)
August 8, 2016
The DNC leak put a serious kink in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and resulted in the replacement of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the DNC boss.
The government of Ecuador fears a move by Britain to limit its relationship with the country in response to the DNC leak will result in a similar move by the United States and negatively impact commercial ties with the Latin American country.
The largest daily newspaper in Ecuador, El Comercio, reported on Wednesday:
It happens that the author of the mess is none other than the person to whom Ecuador has granted asylum and protection for more than four years. I was the first to say that Assange has, like all human beings, inalienable rights that must be respected. However, an asylee also has obligations can not ignore. should not “perform acts that disturb the public peace or tend to participate or influence political activities” and also must respect and not harm their acts to the country that decided asilarlo.
Unfortunately, Ecuador has not set any limit to the conduct of Assange and allowed to violate his refugee status and who seek asylum taunt. His latest interference in US policy could have consequences worldwide, of which Ecuador, Assange protector, will not leave unscathed. If London has refused to closer ties with Ecuador, because of Assange, Washington is expected to react in the same way. And the United States is our best commercial customer! I said that, once granted asylum, Ecuador is bound to keep. However, given the gruesome performances Assange undoubtedly violate his refugee status should be considered whether its conduct, taken to the extreme, it is a good reason for Ecuador to end such asylum.
In 2010, the Ecuadorian foreign ministry invited Assange to travel to Quito to discuss leaked diplomatic cables relating to Ecuador and other Latin American countries.
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa subsequently said his country had not invited Assange for a visit.
A number of US legislators called for Assange to be prosecuted after WikiLeaks published more than 250,000 diplomatic cables from US embassies around the world, described as the largest disclosure of confidential information to date.
US Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, characterized Assange as an enemy combatant who should be apprehended and charged with espionage. He urged the government to classify WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization and freeze its assets.
The FBI is actively pursuing Assange. On 15 March, the Department of Justice filed a court document stating there is a pending national security prosecution against him and WikiLeaks. A federal warrant issued in 2012 charged Assange with “Espionage, Conspiracy to commit Espionage, Theft of Government Property, Electronic Espionage,” classified as terrorism under the Patriot Act.