Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer

Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer

Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder - Julian Assange's lawyer

The comments show the degradation of Julian Assange's relationship with Ecuador, which allowed him to stay in the London embassy for almost seven years.

Assange was arrested at the embassy on Thursday after Ecuador gave him up, and is now also fighting a United States extradition warrant relating to the release by WikiLeaks of a huge cache of official documents.

Parents across the world would be cursing at the sight of a skateboard being used inside the house.

Assange was arrested last Thursday.

Wearing a tank-top and shorts, Assange tries twice to build momentum before losing his balance and falling off his board.

Two far-left German MPs, Heike Hansel and Sevim Dagdelen of Die Linke, and a Spanish Green member of the European Parliament, Ana Miranda, had been due to meet their "friend" Assange in London's Ecuadoran embassy later on Monday.

As well as overturning Assange's asylum status, Ecuador stripped him of the nationality he was given in 2017 under the government of Moreno's predecessor Rafael Correa.

Meanwhile, freakish footage of Assange skateboarding inside the Ecuadorean embassy has been obtained by the Spanish newspaper El Pais.

He is then seen pointing a camera at the guard, who attempts to confiscate it from him.

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said that Assange's behaviour was "undeserving, disrespectful" and pointed to a video published by El Pais newspaper.

Jennifer Robinson told Sky News on Sunday that Ecuador is making "pretty outrageous allegations" to justify allowing British police into its embassy on Thursday in order to take Assange into custody. "The politics changed when Ecuador's political situation changed with a new leader".

They also accused the Ecuadoran government of "engaging in a disinformation and slander campaign against Assange" after a series of reports emerged detailing his increasingly disfunctional relationship with embassy staff. Lenin Moreno also said no other nation had influenced the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum, which he said followed 'violations infringed by Assange'.

The United States also is seeking his extradition after charging him with conspiring to break into a Pentagon computer system, which could lead to competing extradition demands.

Assange is now expected to fight extradition to the USA over an allegation that he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

The Australian had spent seven years at the embassy fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over sexual assault allegations made against him.

Ecuador grew exhausted of Assange's antics and his continued work with Wikileaks from inside the embassy, opting to bounce him last Thursday.

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