Wikileaks founder Julian Assange 'smeared poop over the walls of the Ecuadorian embassy in London'
Assange, who sported a long beard and messy hair, was seen being dragged out of the embassy in handcuffs by a group of seven men after his asylum status was officially withdrawn
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange smeared poop over the walls of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London before he was unceremoniously dragged away from his hideout of 7 years, it has been claimed. The new information was revealed by Ecuador’s Interior Minister after Assange was arrested by British police officers on April 11. Lenin Moreno, the country's President, accused the Australian man of "discourteous and aggressive behavior" as he confirmed that the Wikileaks founder's asylum status has been withdrawn.
Mirror Online reported that Rafael Correa, the president of the country when Assange was initially granted asylum, called Moreno a traitor. Maria Paula Romo, the country's Interior Minister, however, slammed Correa for even allowing 47-year-old Assange to get away with the unimaginable behavior.
She said: "During his stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, during the government of the former president Rafael Correa, they tolerated things like Mr Assange putting feces on the walls of the embassy and other types of behaviour of this kind that is far removed from the minimum respect a guest should have in a country which has generously welcomed him." She, however, did not make it clear if he had used his own poop or someone else's.
Assange, who sported a long beard and messy hair, was seen being dragged out of the embassy in handcuffs by a group of seven men after the asylum status was officially withdrawn. He now faces up to 12 months in a British jail after he was found guilty in the afternoon at Westminster Magistrates Court for skipping bail in 2012 in order to seek refuge at the embassy over rape allegations. This led to Sweden requesting his arrest.
He also faces a tough battle against extradition to the US where he is wanted for espionage and publication of sensitive government documents. His lawyers are afraid that he will face the death penalty which was quickly brushed away by Moreno who said that Britain has confirmed it would not extradite the Wikileaks founder to a country where he would face such a sentence.
Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Jose Valencia said after the arrest: "Great Britain has offered guarantees that if a third country presented an extradition request, Mr. Assange would not be handed over to any nation that could impose the death penalty or where he could be subjected to torture."
MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) previously reported that Assange, to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault by two women, had sought refuge in the South American country's embassy, and although the case was dropped, the chilling details of the accusations still remain.
It now appears that Sweden’s Prosecution Authority may re-open its sexual assault probe against Assange, prosecutor Ingrid Isgren said in a statement on April 11. The statute of limitations for the alleged crimes does not expire until August 2020, she said. Isgren said Swedish officials "are following the developments." While Sweden dropped the case in May 2017, Assange has denied all allegations.