Figures from across cryptocurrency were lobbying for donations to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange April 11 as UK police arrested him after Ecuador rescinded his asylum.
Ecuador President: Assange ‘Violated’ Terms
Assange, who had been resident at the Ecuadorian embassy in London for seven years, suddenly found himself in police custody Thursday morning after the country’s president reversed his claim.
The reason, Lenin Moreno claimed, was Assange’s alleged violations of the terms of his shelter, which has formed a highly contentious topic ever since.
“In a sovereign decision Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols,” he wrote on Twitter.
It remains unknown whether the UK will extradite Assange to the US where he is wanted, or elsewhere. In withdrawing its protection, Ecuador made provision only for Assange not to legally face “torture or the death penalty.”
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