"Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget," added Correa, who granted Assange asylum when he was president in 2012.
The former leader, who nows lives in Belgium, underlined that Assange is "not only an asylum holder, but also an Ecuadorian citizen." With the arrest, Moreno "has shown the world he is a miserable reprobate," the former leader said.
He is wanted in his homeland on suspicion of kidnapping in charges that Correa has said are politically motivated.
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