Ecuadorian minister claims Julian Assange 'smeared poo over embassy walls'

14 April, 2019, 03:25 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Julian Assange was bundled into a police van following his arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy

British law states that if Sweden does make an extradition request, it would be up to Javid to decide which should take precedence.

It added that "justice has already been denied" in some parts of the investigation because of Assange's unavailability.

He spent nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy, where he sought political asylum in 2012 when he failed in his legal battle against extradition to Sweden, where he was wanted over two separate allegations - one of rape and one of molestation.

An Ecuadorean judge ordered a Swedish citizen, who according to the Andean country's government was linked to WikiLeaks, jailed pending trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems, the prosecutor's office said on Saturday.

"We do not presume guilt, of course, but we believe due process should be followed and the complainant should see justice be done", it said.

"We urge you to stand with the victims of sexual violence and seek to ensure the case against Mr Assange can now be properly investigated".

Some Conservative Party members are also backing the move.

"A kneejerk response that presumes that hacking is acceptable if the perpetrators can claim that their motives were journalistic is particularly risky when it emanates from those aspiring to become prime minister or home secretary, such as Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott".

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Julian Assange "smeared poo on the walls" at the Ecuadorian embassy in London during his seven year stay there when he was claiming asylum, an Ecuadorian minister has claimed. People in power don't like that, so therefore we have to silence it. OK?

Assange is now being held at the high-security Belmarsh jail in southeast London.

Assange's contacts with Manning led to one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information as WikiLeaks published hundreds of thousands of USA military reports and diplomatic communications.

Assange's attorneys fear that in case of his handover to the United States, he may face up to 35 years in jail or capital punishment.

The Ecuadorian government had historically been sympathetic to Assange's cause, but a regime change two years ago heralded a less supportive approach.

After his dramatic arrest, he was taken to Westminster Magistrates' Court and found guilty of a British charge of breaching bail.

The charge carries a prison term of up to five years. However, much of the coverage focused on the US request for his extradition on a single charge of conspiring with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to steal military secrets.

But Assange's legal adviser Greg Burns, says it is by no means certain that the United Kingdom will comply with the request.

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