Assange aide arrested in Ecuador


12th April, 2019 08:21:44 printer

Assange aide arrested in Ecuador

A collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country's interior minister said.

The minister, Maria Paula Romo, did not name the person or give their identity.

She said the person was very close to Assange, who was arrested Thursday in London on a US extradition request after spending seven years in the Ecuadoran embassy there.