Supporters of the former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa announced on Thursday that they are preparing a mobilization for next Tuesday against the Lenin Moreno government, for withdrawing the diplomatic asylum to the Australian journalist Julian Assange.
This was stated by Correa's Citizen Revolution movement in his Twitter account, where he called "a national mobilization" to "denounce this abuse of Julian Assange."
In the demonstration, which according to the organizers will take place in the Ecuadorian capital in the afternoon hours, the "correístas" plan to express their "outrage" against the mandate of President Moreno.
For his part, Correa, who has lived in Belgium since 2017 and is being investigated in his country for crimes of alleged corruption, added to the claims for the retirement of the asylum to Assange and labeled his successor Moreno as a "traitor".
"The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British Police to enter our Embassy in London to arrest Assange, Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget" Correa said on his Twitter account.
Criticized that Moreno has described as a "sovereign decision" to withdraw the asylum to Assange, while in another publication wrote: "Seldom has been so much cowardice and human misery!".
"From now on, globally, the rogue and betrayal can be summarized in two words: Lenin Moreno", reproached Correa, who in the past was co-religionist of the current president of the country.
Likewise, Ricardo Patiño, who was at the time Chancellor of the Correa Government between 2010 and 2016 and who, therefore, was responsible for approving Assange's asylum application in 2012, noted that the decision of the current Government is a "shameful act" , of delivery of the Constitution and of vileness ".
The British police detained the Australian activist who was taken from the interior of the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he was isolated for nearly seven years for fear of being extradited to the United States.