The lead suspect in a case of alleged spying against whistleblower Julian Assange during his stay as an asylum seeker at the embassy of Ecuador in London, testified before the Spanish National Court in Madrid on Friday at his own request.
David Morales, the owner of the Spanish company Undercover Global, which won the contract for the security management of the embassy between 2015 and 2018, testified for almost four hours before Judge Jose de la Mata.
The accused told the press that his appearance before the judge “has managed to clarify and, I believe, dismantle the conspiracy theory of this gentleman,” in reference to the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.
The complaint lodged by Assange claims that Morales used the awarding of the contract to spy on and sell information to US and Ecuadorian intelligence services, “invading the privacy” of Assange.
According to the businessman, the complaint filed against him by the founder of WikiLeaks is an attempt to “trip up the extradition process [of Assange to the US].”