Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

16 April, 2019, 06:41 | Author: Carlos George
  • Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno

Security footage from inside Ecuador's embassy in London shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange try to skateboard through a small room.

"Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting police come inside an embassy", Robinson told the UK's Sky News.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, April 11, 2019.

In the interview, the foreign minister said that a Swedish citizen who lived in the capital of Quito and visited Assange multiple times in London was arrested recently "because there is suspicion about his possible participation in criminal activities in Ecuador, related to information technology".

Assange spent nearly seven years in the nation's London embassy where he sought asylum, until he was dragged out by police in dramatic scenes on Thursday.

The WikiLeaks founder is in custody in London awaiting sentencing for breaching his British bail conditions in 2012 by seeking refuge in the Ecuadoran embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden. The previous president, Rafael Correa, has accused his one-time political ally of "a crime humanity will never forget" and described Moreno as "the greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history".

She also said Assange's fears of a United States extradition threat were proved correct this week after allegations were made that he conspired to hack into a classified Pentagon computer.

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Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, has denied the "outrageous" claims made by Ecuador about his behaviour at the embassy, including that he had to reminded to flush the toilet, didn't clean his dishes and left the cooker on.

Ecuador's Moreno ended Assange's protected status after more than 6½ years and opened the way for his arrest.

When there are competing extradition requests in the United Kingdom, the home secretary decides which country should take priority.

Also Sunday, WikiLeaks said Australian Consul Clare West would visit the Ecuadoran embassy on Monday to request that the mission hand over Assange's belongings. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the USA request.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that Assange was being charged for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion.

Ecuador grew exhausted of Assange's antics and his continued work with Wikileaks from inside the embassy, opting to bounce him last Thursday. Assange traveled to Britain, where a court ruled in 2012 to extradite him to Sweden.

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