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Ecuador attempted to appoint Assange as political counselor to Russia

The documents that confirm this information were released by Paola Vintimilla, the Ecuadorian lawmaker from the opposition side
19:05, 18 October 2018

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Recently new evidence was released that Ecuador government tried to appoint Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, to the post of the political counselor at the Embassy of Ecuador in Moscow as The Guardian reported.

According to the message, it was planned to provide Assange with a new position until Christmas, 2017; however, the British authorities vetoes the decision of Ecuador.  

The documents that confirm this information were released by Paola Vintimilla, the Ecuadorian lawmaker from the opposition side as, she does not support the policy of the government to provide aid to Assange, particularly, the Ecuadorian citizenship.

Related: Swedish Prosecutor’s Office dropped charges against WikiLeaks founder Assange

In its turn, the Russian said accused the mass media of spreading fake news; however, the provided information proves the opposite.

Also, it was specified that Assange should be provided with the diplomatic ID card and even paid $2,000.

It is worthy to note that neither Russian, nor British side comment on the incident.

Related: Assange: WikiLeaks is to publish another batch of documents related to Clinton

Julian Assange has been on the territory of Ecuador’s Embassy in London since 2012. He can not leave the territory of the diplomatic mission as he fears arrest under Sweden’s request and further extradition in the US. The American authorities accuse Assange of publishing secret data of the State Department. He faces 35 years of imprisonment and even a death penalty. Assange himself denies the accusations.

In March, Assange was deprived of all the communication means due to the violation of a written commitment as of 2017 not to spread statements which would suppose the involvement in the relations with other states. He spread information about Russia’s guiltlessness in Skripal’s case.

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