QUITO – Ecuador will no longer be on the British government to mediate in favour of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who for six years in the Ecuadorian embassy in London bivakkeert. “We are not mr. Assange’s lawyers, nor representatives of the British government”, said minister of Foreign Affairs José Valencia Tuesday, told Reuters. “Ecuador has no responsibility to take further steps to take.”
Julian Assange on the balcony of the embassy in London.
Assange sought in 2012 sought refuge in the embassy when Sweden an arrest warrant against him issued. Assange feared through that country to be extradited to the United States. Ecuador wants to get rid of him, but wants him also against persecution to protect. Until now, Ecuador regularly with the British authorities.
Last week deteriorated the relationship between Ecuador and Assange, however, when the embassy of new rules imposed. So was Assange the mess of his cat to clean up, and telephone charges to pay. Assange drew then filed a lawsuit against Ecuador. “Frustrating,” said Valencia. “There is no obligation in international treaties that Ecuador things as mr. Assange’s was have to pay.”