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Julian Assange Sues Ecuador for "Violating His Fundamental Rights"

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-10-21 05:28:56
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Julian Assange Says He's Suing Ecuador for 'Violating His Fundamental Rights' [nytimes.com]

Julian Assange announced on Friday that he was suing the Ecuadorean government for "violating his fundamental rights," claiming that his longtime hosts at the country's embassy in London are limiting his contact with the outside world and censoring his speech.

His legal team in the matter, led by the former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, revealed the suit at a news conference in Quito [reuters.com], where the lawsuit was filed. The action aims to prevent strict new rules governing Mr. Assange's visitors and online activity from taking effect.

The policies were laid out in a nine-page memo that was published by a news site [codigovidrio.com] this month. (They include directives to clean his bathroom and look after his cat.)

Clean up your room and brush your teeth before you go to bed.

Also at Reuters [reuters.com], CNN [cnn.com], and USA Today [usatoday.com].

Previously: Julian Assange has His Internet Access Cut Off by Ecuador [soylentnews.org]
Ecuador Spent $5 Million Protecting and Spying on Julian Assange [soylentnews.org]
Ecuador Reportedly Almost Ready to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK Authorities [soylentnews.org]
Associated Press Publishes Supposedly Leaked WikiLeaks Documents [soylentnews.org]
The Guardian: Russian Diplomats Planned to Sneak Julian Assange Out of the UK [soylentnews.org]


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