Ecuador: Cléver Jiménez, accused of hacking, gets raided. Assange & Snowden could not be reached for comment.
Ecuadorian Assemblyman Cléver Jiménez claims to have documentation of corruption in high places, which has displeased president Rafael Correa.
Correa’s been tweeting about it, in a 4-part tweet, which started with:
“Months-long hacking of the accounts of the President and high officials. Investigations lead to Cléver Jiménez and his “advisor” Fernando . . . ”
Hace meses hackeo de cuentas del Presidente y altos funcionarios. Investigaciones llevaron a Cléver Jiménez y su "asesor", Fernando…
— Rafael Correa (@MashiRafael) December 28, 2013
Now Jiménez is under investigation for espionage, and yesterday his home was raided in his absence by a SWAT team, 3 criminologists, a prosecutor from Pichincha and a number of his aides. Jiménez’s attorney stated the raid was carried out without a warrant. Additionally, Jiménez’s office at the National Assembly was raided and his computer and documents were removed.
I could not reach Julian Assange in London for his reaction to the warrantless raid by the government of his patron Correa, who claims ‘Britain is violating Julian Assange’s human rights,’ while Correa persecutes an elected official for hacking.
Likewise, Edward Snowden, who, when asking for asylum, praised Correa,
who would risk standing for the human rights of an individual against the most powerful government on earth, and the bravery of Ecuador and its people is an example to the world
ought to come out of his Russian hidey-hole and stand for Jiménez’s rights.