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The Leaked Photo That Got Julian Assange Kicked Out Of The Embassy

The Leaked Photo That Got Julian Assange Kicked Out Of The Embassy

Ecuador's attempted character assassination of whistleblower Julian Assange stepped up since his arrest last week, with officials offering various excuses to justify his expulsion - and the media has been eagerly lapping it up.

He added: "We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying".

On Thursday, UK police announced the arrest of Assange following the Ecuadoran government's "withdrawal of asylum".

"It's really important that we demonstrate our solidarity with Julian Assange..."

Julian Assange's lawyer has accused Ecuador of making "outrageous allegations" like smearing faeces on the embassy's walls to justify allowing police to arrest the WikiLeaks founder.

Moreno, who became president in 2017, said his nation's previous government provided spying facilities within the embassy.

"The key issue at the moment is U.S. extradition, which we have warned about for many years", she added.

In an interview with The Guardian, Moreno said Assange's actions "violate asylum conditions" and the country's decision to evict him was "not abitrary but based on worldwide law".

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"Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on worldwide law", he said.

Assange, 47, faces up to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of breaching his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.

"He first fled to the embassy to escape extradition to Sweden on rape charges - charges he denied", Oliver said.

Robinson said Assange would seek assurances from Sweden that he would not be sent on to America, saying: "That is the same assurance we were seeking in 2010 and the refusal to give that is why he sought asylum".

One particularly controversial piece, consisting of gun camera footage leaked to Assange's organization by former US army soldier Chelsea Manning, appears to show US Apache gunships firing on civilians in Iraq in 2007.

Should Stockholm make a request to extradite Assange, the UK government will have to consider whether this should be done before or after that of the United States, where the 47-year-old is fighting a USA extradition warrant relating to the release by WikiLeaks of a huge cache of official documents. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the U.S. request.

The always-curious minds that populate U.S. and United Kingdom newsrooms have instantly accepted and promoted the notion that it was not extreme pressure from Washington that prompted Ecuador to finally push the eject button on Assange's stay, it was obviously this convenient "misbehavior" that got too much for them.