Julian Assange’s mother, Christine, launched a brutal attack on Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno, branding him a “dirty, deceitful, rotten traitor” after her son’s arrest Thursday morning.
Christine Assange launched an attack against Moreno on social media in the wake of her son being dragged out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he had spent the last seven years, after the Ecuadorian president withdrew asylum. She said she hoped the Ecuadorian people would take revenge on him for what he’s done.
May the face of my suffering son haunt your sleepless nights… And may your soul writhe forever in torturous Purgatory as you have tortured my beloved son!
She also revealed her son was scheduled to appear before a UK magistrates court within 24 hours, adding that Britain is “likely to seek a maximum prison term of 12 months for him in a higher court.”
London Metropolitan Police tweeted soon after the Australian’s arrest, stating that he had been taken into custody in relation “to an extradition warrant on behalf of the United States.”
The whistle-blower gained tremendous international attention in 2010 when WikiLeaks released classified US military footage, titled ‘Collateral Murder,’ showing a US Apache gunship opening fire on a number of unarmed people, killing 12 including two Reuters staff, and injuring two children.
What’s next for Julian Assange remains to be seen.