Assange tried to use its embassy to spy, Ecuador's Moreno says

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15 April 2019

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for spying, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno told Guardian newspaper, ONA reports.

Assange’s relationship with his hosts collapsed after Ecuador accused him of leaking information about Moreno’s personal life.

Moreno denied to the Guardian that he had acted as a reprisal for the way in which documents about his family had been leaked. He said he regretted that Assange had used the embassy to interfere in other country’s democracies.

“Any attempt to destabilize is a reprehensible act for Ecuador, because we are a sovereign nation and respectful of the politics of each country,” Moreno said.

“We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a center for spying,” the Guardian quoted Moreno as saying.

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