Skip to main content

Advertisement

Advertisement

World

Ecuador says was 'sovereign right' to terminate Assange asylum

Ecuador says was 'sovereign right' to terminate Assange asylum

A "Free Julian Assange" banner hangs from railings outside of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on Apr 11, 2019, after police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo: Niklas HALLE'N / AFP)

QUITO: Ecuador acted within its sovereign rights when it decided to withdraw diplomatic asylum from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, President Lenin Moreno said Thursday (Apr 11).

Assange was arrested at the Ecuador embassy in London after Quito withdrew his asylum, and police entered the embassy.

Moreno said: "Ecuador has decided with sovereign rights to withdraw the diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange for repeatedly violating international conventions and the protocol of co-habitation".


Source: AFP/aa

Advertisement

Also worth reading

Advertisement