TheBritish singer Roger Waters affirmed today that he would like to speak with theEcuadorian president, Lenin Moreno, about the situation of the founder ofWikiLeaks, Julian Assange.
“I have some things to say to the president,” Waters told reporters after avisit today to Lago Agrio, in the east, where he met with a group of Ecuadorianindigenous people affected by oil pollution.
TheBritish singer, founder of the legendary band Pink Floyd, acknowledged that inthis visit he would have liked to meet Moreno, to “talk about JulianAssange and the asylum”.
Assange has been asylum in the embassy of Ecuador in London since 2012, and in the last year the Government of Moreno tries to put an end to that situation through a negotiated agreement that until now has not paid off.
The relations between the Australian activist and the Ecuadorian government deteriorated at the end of the summer when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also presented a set of rules of coexistence in the legation, to which he responded with a request for protection to the Ecuadorian Justice.
Waters arrived in Ecuador in the middle of his tour “Us + Them”, in which in addition to offering concerts in Latin America is spreading his thoughts, ranging from criticism of the elected president of Brazil, the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, to the defense of the “liberation of Palestine”.
The singer will offer a press conference tomorrow in Quito about his visit to Ecuador, a country where he will barely be 24 hours.
In ahasty visit today under heavy rain to Lago Agrio, the singer met with a scoreof Indians living near what was the well Aguarico 4, where he explained theconsequences of pollution that took place there more than twenty years ago. (I)