John Pilger: Ecuador’s Talks With UK Over Assange ‘Defame Country’s Good Name’ + Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuador’s Embassy is Under Threat

John Pilger: Blocking Internet Access for Julian Assange is a War on Freedom of Speech

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Sputnik
May 15, 2018

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Sputnik: Ecuador’s foreign minister has said that the country is in talks with Britain about Assange’s fate. What can you tell us about this?

John Pilger: I can say that the new government in Ecuador led by Lenin Moreno is a disgrace. They have defamed the good name of Ecuador which under the previous president, [Rafael] Correa, had elevated itself to an extraordinarily moral position in granting Julian Assange political refuge.

Politically refuge is something that is internationally recognized. It’s not something you can then water down. Well that’s what Moreno’s government has done. He’s negotiated with the British government over the head of Julian, at times not even involving him and his lawyers.

It’s quite clear that this government has deferred to the United States, because it cut off Julian’s contacts – all internet, all phone, all visitors apart from food and lawyers on the day that US SouthCom deputy commander general Joseph DiSalvo arrived in Quito, Ecuador to renegotiate a US base that Correa had shut down. [This is] too much of a coincidence.

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via Ecuador’s Talks With UK Over Assange ‘Defame Country’s Good Name’ – Journalist

Listen: https://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/the-government-of-lenin-moreno-has-disgraced-the-good-name-of-ecuador-expert

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Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuador’s Embassy is ‘Under Threat’

TheRealNews on May 17, 2018

Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s foreign minister under former President Rafael Correa, comments on the recent revelations in The Guardian that Ecuador spent millions of dollars on Assange’s security, on his current total isolation, and on the current government’s apparent lack of interest in guaranteeing Assange’s political asylum.

Transcript

From the archives:

John Pilger: We’re Seeing the Most Intense Campaign of Propaganda Since the Build Up to the Iraq War

If There is No Freedom of Speech for Julian Assange, There is No Freedom of Speech for Any of Us by John Pilger

John Pilger: Blocking Internet Access for Julian Assange is a War on Freedom of Speech

Chris Hedges: Latin America Under Assault From International Bankers, Corporations and the CIA (with Guillaume Long)

Guillaume Long, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ecuador: We Claim the Supremacy of Human Beings Over Capital

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