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  • Image from press conference in Quito with @WikiLeaks' General Counsel Baltasar Garzón and Ecuadorian lawyer Carlos Poveda

    Image from press conference in Quito with @WikiLeaks' General Counsel Baltasar Garzón and Ecuadorian lawyer Carlos Poveda | Photo: Wikileaks

Published 19 October 2018

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit accusing the government of Ecuador of violating fundamental rights and freedoms.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has filed a lawsuit accusing the Ecuadorean government of violating his fundamental rights, his lawyer told a news conference Friday.

This comes nearly seven months after Ecuador threatened to remove protections for Assange, and to essentially restrict his access to the rest of the world by refusing him the audience of journalists and human rights organizations.

Assange’s lawyers are also challenging the legality of the Ecuadorean government’s “special protocol” which they say makes the founder of Wikileaks’ political asylum contingent upon his censorship.

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