The good news sparked good reactions. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino and the defense lawyer of Julian Assange, Baltazar Garzon, consider that the legal-criminal agreement between Ecuador and Sweden is an important step so that the Wikileaks founder makes his statement to the Swedish justice, without leaving the Embassy of Ecuador, in London.
Patino explained that the bilateral agreement is not only for the computer expert to appear before Sweden. He acknowledged, however, that this is the main point of interest.
Patino added that “the topics addressed in our embassy involves treating them with the jurisdiction of Ecuador.”
Garzon, on his part, stressed that the agreement demonstrates that Assange´s human rights will be respected. Between 2009 and 2010, he disclosed more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables and is accused of sexual harassment in Sweden.
The agreement, which was established on Friday, guarantees respect for the rights of the suspects.