The judge of the National High Court investigated the suspected espionage of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Refused to strengthen the precautionary measures of the main defendant, After being intercepted at the border with Portugal last month, although he has referred the case to the competent court for investigation.
Legal sources report that Judge Santiago Pedraz has agreed Inferring testimony against David Morales (David Morales) suspected of violating the criminal law When he was intercepted by the Portuguese police authorities at the border in early March, the ban on leaving the country weighed on him.
Morales denied before the judge that he had tried to flee Spain and argued that I only accompany two clients to the border post in Huelva, Ayamonte Moreover, when the authorities verified his precautions and warned him not to go to Portugal, he turned around.
Despite this explanation, The Office of the Public Prosecutor requires strengthening the periodicity of its preventive measures The prosecution exercised by Assange requires temporary imprisonment instead of mandatory appearances in court once a month.
However, the judge rejected these two requests and decided to retain these preventive measures., But agreed to seek the opinions of the source in order to testify to the competent investigation court in case of violation of the penalty.
Morales, the owner of UC Global, was responsible for the security of the Ecuadorian embassy in London from 2015 to 2018, but there are signs that the organization is under investigation It was supposed to record Assange’s personal meeting, and then allegedly later transferred the information, Even he ordered the fingerprints of activists to be taken. Whether the suspected espionage activities were also investigated by former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.
On Monday, he was extradited within the framework of a complaint filed by a reporter, and he was investigated in another part of the procedure, whether he was investigated by a security company during the investigation. He took pictures of his mobile device when he visited Assange.
Morales and another employee of the company being sued They denied being responsible for this so-called espionage Or know that the photo was taken.
They pointed out that in any case, the information should be destroyed by a former worker who had appeared in court as a protected witness in the case, whose testimony Morales has been questioned. They expressed doubts about him and said once to a source. He pointed out that he told them that the embassy’s data may be valuable.