According to Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo the targeted individual had been heading to Japan. The identity of the individual who was arrested has not been officially confirmed. However journalist Vijay Prashad identified them as Ola Bini, a software developer.
He tweeted: “Today Ola was arrested in Quito, Ecuador.
“A Swedish national, Ola speaks no Spanish.
“He is being held at the airport, and has been allowed no lawyers.”
Yesterday Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested after police entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after asylum was withdrawn.
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