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Wikileaks accuses Ecuador of monitoring Assange

The exposure platform Wikileaks has accused Ecuador of having launched an illegal total surveillance of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in the London embassy. Kristinn Hrafnsson, editor-in-chief at Wikileaks, said at a press conference in London that the surveillance became aware after someone in Spain tried to sell videos and photos of Assange for three million euros.

According to Hrafnsson, even confidential conversations between Assange and his doctors and lawyers were recorded with high-resolution video cameras and microphones. "This state of affairs must be ended," demanded the Wikileaks editor-in-chief.

Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in London before the judiciary in 2012 and has been stuck there ever since. The then left-wing Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa had granted him embassy asylum on humanitarian grounds, and WikiLeaks fears that the new government under President Lenin Moreno will end Assange's embassy asylum in the foreseeable future. In the event of deportation, the native Australian threatens immediate arrest by the British police. Extradition to US authorities is then possible. Wikileaks fears that these Assange will try to expose explosive information and possibly want to put him behind bars for life.

Fidel Narvaez, former Consul of Ecuador at the London Embassy, ​​accused the government of systematically isolating Assange since March 2018 at the Wikileaks press conference in Quito. Not only has his access to the Internet been cut, the government also decides who he can see and who not. The fate of Assange now depends on international solidarity.