Ecuador ex-president Correa requests Belgian asylum - Belga

Ecuador ex-president Correa requests Belgian asylum - Belga

The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has requested asylum in Belgium, national news agency Belga said on Thursday, citing sources close to the matter.

Supporters of Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa protest outside the Supreme court in Qu
Supporters of Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa protest outside the Supreme court in Quito

BRUSSELS: The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa has requested asylum in Belgium, national news agency Belga said on Thursday, citing sources close to the matter.

Correa, who has been living in Belgium after governing Ecuador for a decade, has been embroiled in a legal battle with Ecuadorean prosecutors pursuing a kidnapping case. In July, a judge in Quito ordered Correa's arrest.

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Foo Yun Chee)

Source: Reuters

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