Fri Apr 12, 2019, 12:05 AM

'Swedish Software Developer' Linked to Wiki Leaks Arrested in Ecuador in Flight Attempt Reports

Published time: 12 Apr, 2019 03:12
Edited time: 12 Apr, 2019 03:33

Ecuador's Interior Minister has confirmed that a person who is alleged to have links to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested as he attempted to take a flight to Japan. She also spoke of two 'Russian hackers.'

Ecuador's Interior Minister María Paula Romo said Thursday that a man was taken into custody in one of the airports as he was about to board a plane to Japan. There is little official information about his identity or the reasons for his arrest, with Romo telling a local radio station the individual was arrested on Thursday afternoon for the purposes of investigation.

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Shortly after Assange's own arrest in London earlier that day, Romo hinted that the Ecuadorian government is about to unleash a crackdown on Assange's supposed web of connections on the Ecuadorian soil.

She claimed that a "key" member of WikiLeaks, who is also "close to Julian Assange," has been a resident of Ecuador for several years and has engaged in malicious activity to undermine the government.

"We have sufficient evidence that he has been collaborating with destabilization attempts against the government, " Romo said. The minister claimed that the individual used to accompany Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Rafael Correa government, Ricardo Patiño, on trips overseas.


"Pull down the shades and lower the lights Katy, this party is just getting started..."

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