The Justice gives the reason to Ecuador on the validity of the protocol imposed to Assange

The Justice gives the reason to Ecuador on the validity of the protocol imposed to Assange

The Ecuadorian Justice has given the reason to the State of Ecuador on the validity of a protocol of coexistence that was imposed on the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, in his Embassy in London, against which the activist had filed a protective action.

This was announced today by the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry, stating that the Provincial Court of Pichincha, where Quito is located, ratified on Friday "the legal validity of the Special Protocol."

This was "issued by the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry last October to regulate the coexistence in the Embassy of Ecuador in London, on the subject of diplomatic asylum granted to Mr. Julian Assange, who is lodged for more than six and a half years in that diplomatic office", says a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

It indicates that in rejecting the appeal filed by Assange's defense, the Ecuadorian court considered that the protection action of the asylee's lawyers "is not applicable because no constitutional right has been violated," as the defense argued.

"The decision, adopted in the second and final instance by the Ecuadorian Justice, once again shows that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs acting on adopting the Special Protocol has adhered to the Constitution and the laws of the country, as appropriate", underlines the writing.

The Foreign Ministry argues that the asylum that Ecuador granted to Assange is a sovereign prerogative of the country, in accordance with the provisions of the inter-American conventions on diplomatic asylum.

And it affirms that "the State has fulfilled its responsibilities according to said conventions", before mentioning an economic argument to ensure that "keeping Assange in the Embassy has cost the country more than 6 million dollars".

"The asylee also has obligations to fulfill and must respect scrupulously," he concludes.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterates in the text that all the actions of the Ecuadorian State on the Assange case "will continue to develop in accordance with international law and national legislation, and that Ecuador will only deal substantively with the British authorities and the lawyers of the asylee ".

Assange was assiled by Ecuador in his Embassy in London in 2012, when he entered on the grounds that he feared being arrested on British soil and deported to the US, where he could be tried for the publication of military documents and classified diplomats.

The English court sought him for having violated a precautionary measure of house arrest in relation to a request from the Swedish authorities in 2010, following the accusations of two women for rape, which he denies, which was finally filed in Sweden due to the impossibility of Advance.

Ecuador this year offered to the founder of Wikileaks to fulfill a protocol that stipulates norms of coexistence inside the Embassy, ​​or that is delivered voluntarily to the British Justice with certain guarantees on the part of the United Kingdom, as that it will not be extradited to a country where it rules the death penalty.


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