"Ola was detained at Quito airport on April 11 and prevented from boarding a plane to Japan. His basic rights were denied: he was not informed of the accusations against him, nor was he provided translation into his native language, Swedish, and he was kept in illegal custody without the ability to communicate with the Swedish consul, in flagrant disregard of Ecuador's constitution."Full Story
On April 4, the state-owned TV station Gamavision cut the power supply to the transmission equipment of Radio Pichincha Universal.Full Story
“This is an insult to the dignity of our country, it is lawlessness – to allow the British police to enter our embassy and pull out the person we gave asylum to. And according to our constitution and international agreements it is forbidden to extradite him, this is called the principle of non-refoulement."
"The strategy was very clear - break him down. The government didn't know how to end the asylum and face the catastrophic historical shame for doing that."
"No desperate measure will prevent the Ecuadorean people from returning to power,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter.
Why does Ecuador's anti-left government want to pursue the leftist opposition leader?
The Attorney General of Ecuador will ask Interpol to pursue the Ricardo Patiño, ex-foreign minister under Correa. He has been a vocal critic of Presdient Lenin Moreno.
The United Nations (UN) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) interrogated respect for fundamental human rights in Ola Bini's case.
According to the organization, which cited Parliament reports, there is a lack of sentences, slowness in the treatment and investigation of cases, and lack of financing and specialization.
"This is... an absurd maneuver (by Ecuadorean President Moreno) to kneel before the British Crown and... Donald Trump," the joint statement reads.
The protestors started walking towards the Presidental Palace. However, when entering the city’s colonial narrow streets, they were violently met by riot police.