Ecuador President Says Assange ‘Repeatedly Violated’ Asylum Terms

Ecuador president Lenin Moreno on Tuesday charged that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has “repeatedly violated” the terms of his asylum in the South American country’s London embassy.

“We should ensure Mr. Assange’s life is not at risk but he’s violated the agreement we have with him so many times,” Moreno said in an interview with the Ecuadorian Radio Broadcasters’ Association.

“Mr. Assange has violated the agreement we reached with him and his legal counsel too many times,” Moreno added. “It is not that he cannot speak and express himself freely, but he cannot lie, nor much less hack private accounts or phones.”