It appears that the U.S. government is once again projecting what it is so guilty of on to someone else. Julian Assange has been indicted a total of 18 times under the outdated Espionage act of 1917 in the U.S. basically called by higher ups as a hostile agent or spy. However, the truth is far from the claims. In Westminster Magistrates Court today, Assange appeared via video link in a Spanish court where evidence is being produced of Ecuador using UC Global Security to spy on Assange for the CIA.
Basically, the U.S. government has once again overstepped its boundaries to violate another individuals basic fundamental rights to privacy and lawyer/client privilege. Not only that but Moreno of Ecuador claimed that Assange had turned the embassy into a “spying center” when in fact the opposite was true.
According to an article seen here in El Pais:
The secret probe is the consequence of a criminal complaint filed by Assange himself, in which he accuses Morales and the company of the alleged offenses involving violations of his privacy and the secrecy of his client-attorney privileges, as well as misappropriation, bribery and money laundering. The director of UC Global S. L. has not responded to calls from this newspaper in order to confirm his version of events.
With many witnesses, including former employees of UC Global, this could be the evidence needed to end the case for his extradition. Once again, the security agencies and the DOJ may have cut their own throat which is well deserved in this case.
According to WWs.org seen here:
The hearing was held in private session. No members of the media or the public were allowed inside the courtroom to see or hear Assange, on the remarkable grounds that the Spanish prosecution of UC Global involves “matters of national security.” His appearance took place 24 hours after he appeared via video-link in a case management hearing ahead of the scheduled February 24 trial on the application by the United States to extradite him. Assange has been charged with 17 counts of espionage and is threatened with life imprisonment over his role in WikiLeaks’ publication of the documents leaked by whistleblower Chelsea Manning which exposed US war crimes and diplomatic intrigues.
The Morales case has major implications for the US extradition attempt. UC Global was contracted by the Ecuadorian government to provide security for its embassy in London, where Assange sought and was granted political asylum in June 2012. Instead of protecting Assange, Morales’s company is known to have illegally monitored and recorded every aspect of his personal life from 2015 until March 2018. Investigations published by Spanish newspaper El Pais and Italian newspaper La Repubblica have uncovered evidence that leaves little doubt the surveillance was carried out on behalf of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Among the numerous conversations that were illegally spied on were confidential discussions between Assange and his lawyers and doctors, meaning his fundamental legal right to privacy in these matters was violated.
This situation also helped Daniel Ellsburg when facing 115 years in prison under the same Espionage act according to this article seen here:
But Ellsberg was saved from almost certain prison time when it came out that a secret Nixon White House team dubbed “the plumbers” burglarized the office of Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in September 1971. The FBI had also recorded numerous conversations between Ellsberg and former National Security Council member Morton Halperin without a court order. And, further, Ehrlichman had offered the judge the directorship of the FBI in a move that he interpreted as a bribe.
Assange also could be in the clear if the U.K. justice system follows it’s treaty with the US regarding extradition (see article here), and also the gross injustice in this case.