[Marxism] Ricardo Patiño Aroca: Why Ecuador granted Julian Assange political asylum | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Thu Aug 16 20:59:29 MDT 2012


By *Ricardo Patiño Aroca*, Ecuador's foreign minister

August 16, 2012 -- On June 19, 2012, the Australian national Mr. Julian 
Assange appeared at the premises of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to 
request that the Ecuadorean State provide him with diplomatic 
protection, thus invoking the existing Diplomatic Asylum rules.

The applicant had made his asylum request based on his fear of eventual 
political persecution by a third country, the same country whom could 
use his extradition to the Kingdom of Sweden to enable an expedited 
subsequent extradition.

The Government of Ecuador, faithful to the asylum proceduresand withthe 
utmost attention tothis case, has reviewed and evaluated all aspects 
ofthis case, particularly the arguments presented by Mr. Assange to 
support the fear he feels regarding this situation as a threat to his 
life, personal safety and freedom.

Full statement at http://links.org.au/node/2992

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