Ecuador received a request for precautionary measures from the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, who has been in asylum since 2012 in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
The Ministry of Human Mobility informed that on Wednesday the IACHR notified the Ecuadorian State about the request for precautionary measures presented by Assange’s lawyers, and that it has requested him to provide information on the situation of the asylee in his embassy in the British capital.
According to the statement, this measure was taken after the Ecuadorian Justice twice established the legality of the “Special Protocol of Visits, Communications and Medical Care to Julian Assange”, which guarantees both their rights and the fulfillment of their obligations as asylee
“The request for precautionary measures presented by Mr. Assange’s lawyers is based on the existence of a potential risk for Assange,” the press release states.
The Foreign Ministry points out that the measure requests that “Ecuador be required to end Mr. Assange’s isolation, guarantee the privacy of Mr. Assange and his lawyers, and prevent the surrender of Mr. Assange to any country that does not give guarantees of non-extradition. To united states”.
In accordance with the rules and procedures of the IACHR, Ecuador must respond to the request of the Commission, certifying that it has guaranteed the Human Rights of the Ecuadorian nationalized Australian during his stay in the diplomatic mission of this country.
In October of last year, the founder of WikiLeaks sued Ecuador for an alleged violation of their rights for forcing him to comply with a protocol of cohabitation inside the embassy.
Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian headquarters for six years, when he was required by the Swedish authorities due to the accusations of two women for alleged rape, which he denied, a case already filed.
Even so, he remains under asylum for fear that if he leaves, he will be deported to the United States, where he presumes he could be tried for the publication of confidential military and diplomatic documents. (I)