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Ex-leader Correa slams Ecuador's Moreno as 'traitor' after Assange arrest

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Former Ecuadoran leader on Thursday slammed current as a traitor, after a decision to allow the arrest of founder

"The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed to enter our embassy in to arrest Assange," Correa wrote on twitter.

"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 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.

A left-wing former economist, Correa was of his Andean nation between 2007 and 2017, during which Moreno served as his

Correa has lived near with his family since 2017 and has requested asylum in

He is wanted in his homeland on suspicion of kidnapping in charges that Correa has said are politically motivated.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:55 IST