Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador
Julian Assange granted citizenship by Ecuador, 01/11/2018
Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in its London embassy for more than five years.
Maria Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador’s foreign minister, told reporters on Thursday that the South American country accepted Assange’s application for naturalisation in December.
“What naturalisation does is provide the asylum seeker another layer of protection,” she told reporters in Quito.
Espinosa said Ecuador had asked the UK to grant diplomatic status to Assange in a bid to secure immunity and safe passage, but the request was rejected.
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