Radio Havana Cuba | Quito court withdraws Ecuadorean citizenship from Assange

The Ecuadorean government joins the campaign against Assange

Quito, July 27 (RHC) The controversial administrative court has decided to withdraw the Ecuadorean citizenship granted to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who is in a prison in the United Kingdom, informed lawyer Carlos Boveda.

The Australian journalist’s defender explained that “the contentious Administrative Tribunal judges accepted the State Department’s criteria and declared the naturalization letter granted to Julian Assange invalid.”

Poveda told local media that the court made its decision last week, but the defense was officially notified on Monday.

The legal expert confirmed that he will appeal the decision affecting his client, who obtained Ecuadorean citizenship in 2017, during the Lenin Moreno government (2017-2021).

The Ecuadorean government itself began a legal process in 2020 to revoke Assange’s citizenship, alleging wrongdoing during his abdication.

Assange, who held asylum at the Ecuadorean embassy in London from 2012 to 2019, is in a British prison.

In the United States, a journalist was charged with espionage after he published classified official documents on WikiLeaks about US actions in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.


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