Assange has been granted an Ecuadorian passport, just one day
after threatening to evict him from their London Embassy, according
to a report in Ecuador's largest newspaper and confirmed
today the WikiLeaks founder tweeted a picture of himself wearing an
Ecuador football shirt, fueling speculation over his possible
largest newspaper, El
reported the news, citing "reliable sources" (translated):
and a half years after Rafael Correa and his then Foreign Minister
Ricardo Patiño gave him asylum
in the Embassy of Ecuador in London,
where he continues, the director of Wikileaks Julian Assange now has
a certificate of Ecuadorian citizenship, with a code corresponding to
the province of Pichincha
sources confirmed that the document number granted by the Ecuadorian
civil registry to Assange is 1729926483 and
that a passport had already been issued to him .It
appears with the condition of "Inscrip.As400", term with
which late inscriptions are identified, for which an old database was
verified the registration on the Ecuadorian Internal Revenue Service
website, noting "The taxpayer is not registered in the SRI
move by Ecuador comes a few months after its president Lenin Moreno
warned Assange to avoid inflammatory political statements and
commenting on issues involving the country's allies.
of the passport comes on the heels of news that Ecuador was planning
to evict Assange, issuing
a veiled statement that described his situation as "untenable."
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda said Ecuador is "considering and
exploring the possibility of mediation" to end Assange's asylum,
adding "No solution will be achieved without international
cooperation and the cooperation of the United Kingdom, which has also
shown interest in seeking a way out."
spoke out in support for the Catalan separatists movement, which saw
Moreno, who has been president of Ecuador since January, ask Assange
to stay out of the Spanish crisis.
responded to Moreno on Twitter and accused him of attempting to
President Moreno wants to gag my reporting of human rights abuses in
Spain he should say so explicitly--together with the legal basis,'
he said. -Daily
legal team issued a statement Wednesday, saying "The
UN ruling, issued almost two years ago, is crystal clear in its
language, Mr Assange is unlawfully and arbitrarily detained by the UK
authorities and must be released.
UK should not permit itself to be intimidated by the Trump
administration's public threats to "take down" Mr Assange."
government officials, meanwhile, are committed to arresting
Assange the moment he sets foot outside the Embassy.
"The Government of Ecuador knows that the way to resolve this
issue is for Julian Assange to leave the embassy to face justice,"
said a spokesman.
Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry walked back their threat of eviction,
issuing the following statement Wednesday (translated):
regard to this case, th
national government has complied with the Constitution, international
conventions and the law, acting with the prudence and caution that
warrants the protection of human rights and the defense of the right
Foreign Ministry reiterates that in the case of citizen Julian
Assange will continue to seek solutions, in strict adherence to the
norms and procedures of international law,
in coordination with the United Kingdom, a country with which the
best relations of friendship and cooperation are maintained.
Assange, at the request of the Government of Ecuador, undertook not
to intervene in matters unrelated to his asylum status.
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador
reiterates that it will not respond to rumors or distorted or
decontextualized information on this case.
20, 2010, the
Swedish Prosecutor's Office issued
an arrest warrant for
Julian Assange over a rape allegation - two
weeks after the US Embassy met with the Pirate party and had concerns
over Assange leaking US secrets.
The net day, Swedish cancelled the warrant. "I
don't think there is reason to suspect that he has committed rape,"
says one of Stockholm's chief prosecutors, Eva Finne. Swedish
prosecutors did however continue to investigate a separate allegation
of molestation, though they felt it was not a serious enough crime
for an arrest warrant.
1, 2010, Swedish
Director of Prosecution, Marianne Ny, reopened
the rape investigation against
18, 2010, Stockholm
District Court approved a detention request for Mr. Assange, who had
traveled to London. Two days later, Swedish police issued an
international arrest warrant. On
December 8, 2010, Assange is taken into British custody and taken to
an extradition hearing.
Eight days later, Assange posts bail and walks free in London
30, 2012 when
the UK Supreme Court rules that he should be extradited to Sweden.
16, 2012, Assange begins his asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in
London - where he has remained for over five years.
UN panel found Assange to be detained
unlawfully in the
Swedish authorities once
again dropped their
case against Julian Assange, with his Swedish lawyer Per Samuelsson
told Swedish media "It is a total victory for Julian
Assange," adding "He is free to leave the embassy
whenever he wants."
that's not going to be quite so easy for the time being - as Assange
faces immediate arrest by the UK for
skipping bail in his extradition hearing. Moreover,
in April of this year, CNN and
reported that Attorney
General Jeff Sessions' DOJ hasprepared
criminal charges against Assange over 2010 leaks of diplomatic
cables and military documents.
the DOJ seems intent on locking Assange up, the WikiLeaks founder has
also received tremendous support from certain members of congress.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher travelled to London in August with
journalist Charles Johnson for a meeting with Assange, where
Rohrabacher said the
WikiLeaks founder offered "firsthand" information proving
that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia, and which would
refute the Russian hacking theory.
brought that message back to Trump's Chief of Staff, John Kelly, to
propose a deal. In exchange for a presidential pardon, Assange
would share evidence that would refute the Russian hacking theory by
proving they weren't the source of the emails, according to the WSJ.
- when Trump was asked in late September about the Assange
responded that he'd "never heard" of it,
causing Rohrabacher to unleash on John Kelly, who he blamed for
blocking the proposal from reaching the President. Rohrabacher
told the Daily
think the president's answer indicates that there
is a wall around him that is being created by people who do not want
to expose this fraud that
there was collusion between our intelligence community and the
leaders of the Democratic Party," Rohrabacher told The Daily
Caller Tuesday in a phone interview.
would have to be a cooperative effort between his own staff and the
leadership in the intelligence communities to try to prevent the
president from making the decision as to whether or not he wants to
take the steps necessary to expose this horrendous lie that was
shoved down the American people's throats so
incredibly earlier this year," Rohrabacher said.
Assange possibly having been granted an Ecuadorian passport, it
appears that perhaps the wheels are in motion for
his legal extraction
from their London embassy.