‘Greatest traitor in Ecuadorian history’: Ex-President Correa slams Moreno over Assange’s arrest
Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa has slammed his successor Lenin Moreno for “allowing” police to arrest Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, calling the action “a crime humanity will never forget.”
Whereas the former Ecuadorian leader has been highly critical of his one-time political ally for a long while, Thursday’s arrest of Wikileaks co-founder and editor was a betrayal of a higher order, it has been suggested.
The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget. https://t.co/XhT51MA6c6— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) April 11, 2019
Tweeting shortly after the arrest, which saw a white bearded Assange being dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy by several men and stuffed into a police car, Correa said that things had gotten far more serious than Moreno’s alleged corruption.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.
The harsh words didn’t stop there. After Moreno announced that he had made a “sovereign decision” in giving Assange to British police, Correa responded by calling the decision a “scoundrelly,” “cowardly” and “heinous” act which is the “fruit of servility, vileness and vengeance.”
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From now on worldwide the scoundrel and betrayal can be summarized in two words: Lenin Moreno.
Correa initially offered Assange asylum while still president in 2012, fearing the whistleblower would face the death penalty if extradited to America, where he was wanted for espionage.
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