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The most important questions and answers in the Assange case

After seven years, has withdrawn Ecuador, Julian Assange the Embassy asylum in London and the arrest by the British authorities delivered. How did it come to this dramatic turnaround in the Assange case?
Since last year, have increased the evidence that Ecuador wants to get rid of the Wikileaks founder. According to media reports, the United States, who want to put Assange before the courts have made pressure on the government in Quito. In addition, the diplomatic asylum for Assange was associated with million cost. The least of the problems with the celebrity guest stricter, supposedly, in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. The situation for Assange had deteriorated since 2017 ongoing: Ecuador got with Lenín Moreno for a new President. Its predecessor, the left-wing populist Rafael Correa, had seen Assange as a welcome opportunity to provoke the United States. Moreno, a left politician who broke generally with the policy of Correa. At the same time he sought to improve relations with the United States. It is about solid economic and financial policy interests. Finally, Moreno began to consider Assange as a growing Problem.

What's that supposed to be the Problem?
President Moreno accused Assange in the Affairs of Ecuador and other countries to interfere. As a consequence, he made last autumn Assange strict conditions for the use of means of communication and the reception of Visit. Assange should have against the asylum conditions of service. "He has to breach the agreements, we with him and his legal Advisor have agreed," said Ecuadorian President Moreno. To grant asylum or to withdraw, the right of a state, said Moreno. He accused Assange also rude and aggressive behavior. What was said by Moreno, might not be the whole truth. Regardless of the pressure of the USA: The supporters of Assange litter to be seen in the Embassy out of a revenge action of the President of Ecuador.

to what Extent?
According to the revelation platform, Wikileaks publication of the so-called INA-Papers was the trigger for the withdrawal of the Botschaftsasyls for Assange. In the case of the INA-Papers is a number of documents, which were playing an Ecuadorian members. Information on illegal transactions of the Ecuadorian President Moreno and his family. It involves the payment of bribes in connection with a water power plant, the fins partly on accounts of the Offshore company INA Investments Corp.. This company Edwin Moreno, the brother of the President. In Ecuador, the Prosecutor General's office has initiated a criminal investigation. Also, the Parliament is carrying out studies of the INA Papers. President Moreno denies the charges and speaks of a smear campaign, in which Wikileaks is embroiled.

After the arrest in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Assange is in police custody. How is this justified?
The British police justified assange's arrest, with the arrangement of a London court in 2012 for violation of probation. Also: Against the Wikileaks founder extradition request from the US. The British foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, said that Assange is not a Hero is"". Assange had been "trying for a very long time" to escape the " justice ". This is not "acceptable". If the UK fails to comply with the extradition request of the United States, is not yet known. Ecuadorian President Moreno said today in a Video message, Assange should not be in a country subjected him to torture or the death penalty threatened. The U.S. justice Department had revealed in 2018, in a court entering accidentally the existence of a secret American criminal proceedings against Assange.

What is it exactly that the US accuses Assange?
Wikileaks had provided in 2010, for a Sensation by publishing hundreds of thousands of secret documents from the communications of U.S. embassies. Assange expects, therefore, that he will be extradited to the USA and brought to justice. He faces up to five years in prison at a trial in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of justice, is accused Assange due to hacker attacks. To him, conspiracy is laid to the attack on U.S. government computer to load. Assange describes himself as a Journalist, and claimed, therefore, for the media, the usual protective clauses, when it comes to the confidentiality of sources and the publication of confidential information. Critics accuse him of, he was a self-promoter, people have to endanger life. His followers see him as a scout.

Assange seven years ago, in the diplomatic mission of Ecuador in London, escaped, was against him a European arrest warrant for rape allegations in Sweden. Now, what happens in this matter?
The Stockholm Prosecutor's office has set up two years ago, the investigations for the rape suspicion. Now, however, Assange could face new Trouble from Sweden. Because the lawyer of the woman who had displayed Assange in 2010, convicted of rape, was today Thursday announced that it would do "everything" that the office of the public Prosecutor of Stockholm, takes up the investigation and that the 47-year-old Assange can be extradited to Sweden.

How did the supporters of Assange to the arrest?
Wikileaks accused Ecuador of the deprivation of political asylum to Assange, international law broken. The Ecuadorian Ambassador to have invited the British police to arrest Assange. Whistleblower Edward Snowden, living in Russian exile, wrote on Twitter: "assange's critics cheer like this, but this is a dark Moment for the freedom of the press." The Russian foreign Ministry criticized the arrest of Assange. The Kremlin said that he hoped that the rights of assange would be respected. US actress Pamela Anderson, who had visited the 47-Year-old multiple times in the message, wrote: "I'm shocked." They accused the British, they needed a distraction from the "idiotic Brexit-crap".

article with Material of the news Agency SDA, and AFP. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 11.04.2019, 15:50 PM

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