Ricardo Patino, Ecuador’s foreign minister, announced on last Wednesday the possibility of traveling to London (United Kingdom) to visit the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange who remains in asylum in the embassy of Ecuador since June 19, 2012, in order to avoid extradition to Sweden.
“I may make a very short trip to the UK to deliver the document (on grounds to grant a pass to the Activist) and also to visit him for the first time (Assange),” said Patino ECTV public channel, but did not specify the date of the trip.
The chancellor added that Quito has developed a new document that will be delivered to London, which “no longer has the basics of why we given asylum but why the UK has all the powers, under international law, to grant” the passage.
Patino insisted that “(London) must have the moral obligation” to give permission, stating that Assange has “a year in which his human rights are being seriously violated by the lack of decision that has all the fundaments.”
Meanwhile the British police have ordered the arrest of Assange as soon as you step outside the embassy. But after the reelection of regime leader Rafael Correa, the British government said it “remains fully committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the Ecuadorian government to ensure extradition to Sweden.”