Amazon Quiz (September 9, 2021): A court in Ecuador ruled in favour of revoking the citizenship of which current prisoner in the UK?
a) Edward Snowden
b) Julian Assange
c) Coleen Rowley
d) Chelsea Manning
Answer: b) Julian Assange
Ecuador revoked Julian Assange's citizenship on July 26, 2021. Assange is the founder of Wikileaks and is presently imprisoned in the United Kingdom.
In response to a lawsuit made by Ecuador's Foreign Ministry, the South American country's legal system formally alerted the Australian of the nullity of his naturalisation in a letter.
When a naturalisation is granted based on the concealing of crucial information, falsified documents, or fraud, it is termed harmful. According to Ecuadorian officials, Assange's citizenship letter had several irregularities, including various signatures, the possibility of document modification, and unpaid payments, among other things.
According to Assange's lawyer, Carlos Poveda, the judgement was taken without due process, and Assange was not permitted to testify in the case.
"On the date (Assange) was cited he was deprived of his liberty and with a health crisis inside the deprivation of liberty center where he was being held," Poveda said.
Poveda stated that he will seek appeals in order to have the judgement clarified and amplified. "More than the importance of nationality, it is a matter of respecting rights and following due process in withdrawing nationality."
In January 2018, Assange was granted Ecuadorian citizenship by the administration of then-President Lenn Moreno.