Assange used Ecuador's embassy for 'spying'- Ecuador

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Meanwhile, freaky footage of Assange skateboarding inside the Ecuadorean embassy has been obtained by the Spanish newspaper El Pais. Correa had granted Assange asylum in 2012.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at the Westminster Magistrates Court after he was arrested in London on April 11. He now faces jail for breaching bail and possible extradition to the US.

The footage, obtained by Spanish newspaper El País, shows Assange, wearing a tank top and shorts, try to balance on the skateboard and move across a small room in the embassy, where he lived in a 330-square-foot space and developed a tense relationship with staff.

Robinson says Assange has had "a very hard time" since Moreno came to power in 2017.

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Apparently more interested in (allegedly) salacious details of Assange's nearly seven-year exile inside the west-London embassy, members of the United Kingdom and U.S. press have been breathlessly repeating flaky Quito-leaked claims about his living habits and personal hygiene. But as entertainment has taken over what used to be television news, viewers are being handed partisan opinions about Assange that ignore WikiLeaks' revelations of prima facie evidence of US war crimes, and the corruption of dozens of governments around the world.

That stint ended on Thursday when Ecuador revoked his asylum and he was arrested by British police.

Ecuador's president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.

In a video announcement after Assange's arrest, Moreno accused Assange of "discourteous and aggressive behaviour" inside the embassy, and said that WikiLeaks made "hostile and threatening declarations" during Assange's time in the embassy.

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President Moreno of Ecuador said in an interview that Assange had "bothered and threatened guards; [and] hit and mistreated employees of the embassy".

The president also made references to Assange's apparently poor hygiene following allegations made by Ecuador's interior minister, Maria Paula Romo.

Assange has been charged by US prosecutors on suspicion of conspiring with Chelsea Manning to obtain secret military and diplomatic documents, The Washington Post reported last week.

"He maintained constant improper hygienic behavior throughout his stay, which affected his own health and affecting the internal climate of the diplomatic mission", Moreno said.

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Julian Assange's beloved "Embassy Cat" - who kept him company during his years in isolation - is "safe", WikiLeaks confirmed in wake of the hacker's arrest last week.

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