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Ecuador: Assange sues government over newly imposed asylum terms 03:45

Ecuador: Assange sues government over newly imposed asylum terms

Ecuador, Quito
October 19, 2018 at 22:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is suing the Ecuadorian government over the terms of his asylum according to a statement given in Quito on Friday by the head of his legal team, Baltasar Garzon.

The move comes in response to a new set of house rules the Ecuadorian government issued to Assange, which includes forcing him to seek pre-approval for visitors, internet usage, and ban him from interfering in politics.

Garzon, who was joined by Assange's Ecuadorian lawyer Carlos Poveda, said that these restrictions were "very serious" and an example of "clear political persecution."

Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he breached the conditions of his bail and absconded to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

Ecuador: Assange sues government over newly imposed asylum terms 03:45
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Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is suing the Ecuadorian government over the terms of his asylum according to a statement given in Quito on Friday by the head of his legal team, Baltasar Garzon.

The move comes in response to a new set of house rules the Ecuadorian government issued to Assange, which includes forcing him to seek pre-approval for visitors, internet usage, and ban him from interfering in politics.

Garzon, who was joined by Assange's Ecuadorian lawyer Carlos Poveda, said that these restrictions were "very serious" and an example of "clear political persecution."

Assange has been residing in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he breached the conditions of his bail and absconded to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face questioning over allegations of sexual assault.

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