Ecuador gave Julian Assange diplomatic role at its Moscow embassy, says MP

Ecuador gave Julian Assange diplomatic role at its Moscow embassy, says MP
 

Ecuador went as far as appointing Julian Assange to a diplomatic position at its embassy in Moscow as part of its failed plan to get him out of the UK, the Guardian has learned.
The WikiLeaks founder was named as a councillor in Ecuador’s embassy to Russia on 19 December 2017, just days after he was granted Ecuadorean citizenship as part of the aborted escape plan revealed by the Guardian last week. However, the nomination was later withdrawn after the UK refused to recognise his diplomat status.
A classified document signed by Ecuador’s then-deputy foreign minister José Luis Jácome... read more

 
26 September 2018 in World News, Views: 48
Source: Guardian
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