On the night of Wednesday, the verdict came in the trial against the Swedish computer programmer Ola Bini, who was accused of data breaches in Ecuador.
After eleven hours of negotiations, the announcement was made that Bini was acquitted on all counts – an almost four-year wait is thus over.
Ola Bini was arrested in April 2019. The country’s president believed that Bini was part of a spy center led by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. After two months in custody he was released but has since been banned from leaving the country pending the conclusion of the legal process
– I am not free. I am released from prison but I am not free while the illegal investigation is going on. As long as the illegitimate prosecution process is ongoing, I am not free, the programmer said in 2019 as he left the courtroom.
More on the allegations against Bini in the player above.