Posted On 17 Jan 2016
Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said that Ecuador will allow the Swedish Prosecution to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
He suggested that if judicial proceedings do not progress, Assange could travel to Ecuador, whose Embassy in London gave refuge to him in June 2012, after the release through WikiLeaks of thousands of confidential dossiers from the US and other countries.
Patino told Public Radio, on Friday, that Ecuador’s doors are open to the order of interrogation “as long as the sovereignty and legislation are respected (…), especially on human rights.”
He stressed that the Swedish Prosecution could deliver the questions to the Ecuadorian Attorney to conduct the interrogation of Assange, in the presence of a Swedish prosecutor. (I)