Assange may not be safe despite election result
QUITO | WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may have narrowly escaped eviction from Ecuador’s embassy in London, but he has some work to do building trust with his new host.
Ecuadoran President-elect Lenin Moreno on Thursday reminded Mr. Assange that as a condition for the asylum granted him in 2012, he’s not allowed to meddle in politics.
The stern warning was in response to Mr. Assange’s celebrating the results of Sunday’s presidential runoff with a blast on Twitter at losing conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso, who had pledged to evict the Australian within 30 days of taking office.
Mr. Assange apologized for gloating comments after the vote, but blamed Mr. Lasso for starting the feud.