The Spanish National Hearing has opened an investigation to the Spanish company Undercover Global SL, responsible for the private security of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, accused of spying by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Judicial sources confirmed to the EFE agency the opening of an investigation by Judge José de la Mata, of the Central Court of Instruction of the National Hearing, following an appearance presented by Assange before this special court in Madrid.
Although the alleged espionage took place in the United Kingdom, the National Hearing was deemed competent in this case because it is a crime allegedly committed by a Spaniard abroad.
Specifically, according to El País newspaper, this court investigates whether the company's owner, David Morales, facilitated US intelligence services to follow Assange's meetings with his lawyers and collaborators.
After revealing videos of this alleged espionage for months, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said in July that the country reserved the right to respond, even by legal means, to the security companies in charge of surveillance. at his embassy while he was there
Wikileaks founder took refuge for seven years at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London from 2012 until last April, when President Lenin Moreno's government decided to withdraw the asylum granted by his predecessor, Rafael Correa.
The Australian activist is currently being held in a west London jail awaiting trial in February to decide whether to be extradited to the United States.
A British judge ruled on 13 September that Assange would remain in jail because of his "history of evasion" until the extradition trial was held, despite his conviction, for violating probation conditions in the UK in 2012, which expired in September 22.