The defense of Julian Assange analyzes the possibility of including in a legal action that prepares against the Chancellor José Valencia a protocol that regulates the visits, communications and medical attention for the permanence of the asylee in the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
Carlos Poveda, one of his lawyers, said that this document limits even more the “situation” of Assange in the place.
This text, of which the Foreign Ministry has not spoken officially, indicates that if it fails to comply with these provisions, it runs the risk of losing asylum, it should leave the Embassy and surrender to the authorities.
Since Saturday, Assange is prohibited from making political pronouncements, interfering in the affairs of other states or that may affect Ecuador’s relations with them.
As for visits, the Embassy can approve or deny the entry of any person without giving any explanation to the asylee, you can only receive three at the same time, and any person outside the Embassy or the Ecuadorian Government, without exception, must request a written authorization to the ambassador, at least three days in advance. The only exception is the medical issue.
The asylee will have access to the internet only by connecting to the Wi-Fi of the Embassy.
Poveda explained that, in principle, the legal action was foreseen due to the isolation to which Assange has been submitted since March and the series of limitations, both of appointments, internet access and even restrictions with the legal team.
The Plenary of the Assembly analyzes this week the possibility of raising the reserve of the information on the political asylum to Julian Assange. This, after Paola Vintimilla (PSC) requested the delivery of the documentation to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Minister José Valencia sent the documentation with a letter (with the stamp of “reserved”) in which it indicated that the classification of reserved information complied with the provisions of the Organic Law of Transparency. (I)