Ecuador strips Julian Assange of citizenship
8 hours ago
Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Authorities say there were numerous irregularities and errors in his application, made from hiding in Ecuador's London embassy.
Ecuador has rescinded the citizenship of
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, having given it to him in 2018 under a previous government.
The country's justice system formally notified
Assange, who is currently in a British
prison. Ecuadorian authorities say that there were multiple problems with his original application, including inconsistencies, different signatures and unpaid fees.
Assange's lawyer, Carlos Poveda, told the
Associated Press that the decision was made without due process and that Assange was not permitted to appear.
"On the date [Assange] was cited he was deprived of his liberty and with a health crisis inside the deprivation of liberty center where he was being held; Poveda said. "More than the importance of nationality, it is a matter of respecting rights and following due process in withdrawing nationality."