That’s not how that works
Which, precisely, of these categories do you think he fits under here?
That's intended to cover things like persecution solely for being a member of a political party.
i'm not even so much agreeing with what he did and full transparency, but to me all of this is clearly political.
They wouldn’t have spent this much money and resources on just anyone.
Ignoring the specifics in this case, I'm assuming you know absolutely nothing about our legal system? Jumping bail is not taken lightly in most of the world.
Of course, now we know that there's been an US warrant on JA since at least Dec 2017
If he was someone else who had a European Arrest Warrant outstanding for rape, the authorities would take it seriously. Our press are going to have a dim view of a foreign (alleged) rapist running around because the police couldn't be arsed.
Jumping bail to an embassy in Knightsbridge and talking to the media from the balcony isn't going to help them look the other way either.
If I faced extradition to the USA, I am not sure if I would trust the UK to protect me.
It's up to the Ecuadorian government to decide whether the threat of danger is legitimate or not.
(But IANAL specialized in Ecuadorian asylum law)
Of course this wouldn't be your typical extradition as he was already on UK ground, but I think it would not be unreasonable for a court to view this as an extradition.
Your information is a few hours out of date
> Does the Ecuadorian law allow for the extradition of Ecuadorian citizens
Yes, and also specifically to America, for what it's worth
> this wouldn't be your typical extradition
That's because it wouldn't be an extradition. Embassies are not extra-territorial. British police didn't storm the embassy largely out of politeness and convention.
My comment specifically acknowledged this, however I see a very real chance that a court might view this as an extradition. It is the .ec government handing him over to a foreign country after all.