Quito, 2 ago (PL) Cristhine Assange, mother of the founder of Wikileaks, said here that his son has now the support of the Australian people, but the government of his country is U.S. lapdog.
Those statements emerged in the context of a visit to Ecuador as part her efforts to highlight the risk his son has to take of being extradited to the United States, even of being sentenced to death penalty for revealing compromising cables for Washington.
Meanwhile, Julian Assange remains in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after requesting political asylum to this South American country on June 19.
Cristhine met in Quito this week with Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, President Rafael Correa, and is expecting to do so in the afternoon with the president of the National Assembly, Fernando Cordero.
On Wednesday, the mother of the qualified here as ‘a fighter for freedom of speech without boundaries’ said that Ecuador respects human rights and his son will identify with this country by the friendliness of this people, evidenced by her mother.