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new ecuador leader says assange can stay at embassy

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new ecuador leader says assange can stay at embassy

julian assange at ecuador's embassy in london. photo: matt dunham/ap ecuador's new president lenin moreno has criticized julian assange as a "hacker" but stressed his country would continue providing asylum to the wikileaks founder fleeing international arrest. moreno, who took office this month, has struck a more critical tone toward assange than his predecessor, rafael correa, who said earlier his country had "done its duty" by granting assange asylum in 2012. "mr assange is a hacker. that's something we reject and that i in particular personally reject," said moreno, who warned assange during the presidential campaign to "not interfere" in ecuadoran politics. "but...