Ecuador’s ex-president Rafael Correa requests asylum in Belgium

Ecuadoran judge demanded Correa return to face charges related to 2012 kidnapping of an opponent

Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa, who is wanted in his homeland on suspicion of kidnapping, has requested political asylum in Belgium, two well-placed sources told AFP.

Correa has lived near Brussels with his family since 2017, and requested asylum on 25 June this year. The request has been under consideration since August by Belgium’s CGRA refugee agency, one source said.

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