ECUADOR TURNS TO INTERPOL TO ARREST FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER & ASSANGE SUPPORTER PATINO | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


ECUADOR TURNS TO INTERPOL TO ARREST FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER & ASSANGE SUPPORTER PATINO

The former foreign minister of Ecuador will be placed on Interpol’s Red Notice list, after fleeing the country for fear of prosecution, as the government of Lenin Moreno continues to crack down on Julian Assange’s supporters.
“The attorney general’s office began a criminal process against Ricardo Patino for the alleged crime of instigation,” the office said in a statement on Thursday. “[Patino] had given a speech in which he instigated people to take over public institutions and close roads.”

Besides his alleged anti-government activities, Patino is also being sought for his supposed links to Swedish software developer Ola Bini, who was arrested last week on suspicions of ‘hacking’ for WikiLeaks.

While authorities conduct their investigation, the judge ordered Patino to be held in pre-trial detention. Patino, however, is nowhere to be found, after reportedly fleeing Ecuador to Peru on Wednesday night. Ecuador requested that Interpol issue a Red Notice on the former foreign minister –who’d served under president Rafael Correa– which asks foreign countries to locate and provisionally arrest the fugitive, pending extradition.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As my late grandmother would have said, "The horse is already out of the barn" here, and any further attempts to apprehend and jail Patino may prove useless, because he was informed of the plot long before it happened.

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