Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Julian Assange caught on camera skateboarding around Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange caught on camera skateboarding around Ecuadorian embassy

Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London on Sunday "on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court".

"We can not allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying", the Guardian quoted Moreno as saying. "Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on global law".

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

Or perhaps it was the leaked pictures of Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno eating lobster in a fancy hotel room bed that finally did it. WikiLeaks denies having anything to do with the leak, but they are indeed the kind of photographs that might anger a corruption scandal-plagued president who imposed austerity measures on his citizens while apparently living the high life himself; just the kind of man journalists ought to be cherrily assisting in the shameless smearing of a whistleblower who is desperately fighting for his freedom.

German and Spanish lawmakers protested against Julian Assange's detention on Monday, gathering outside a London prison to urge Britain and the European Union to prevent his extradition to the United States.

The Australian national is also facing sexual assault charges in Sweden.

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

Extradition to the United States would set "a unsafe precedent" for journalists worldwide, said Miranda, adding: "this threatens to criminalise journalism globally".

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". Julian has never been concerned about facing British justice or indeed Swedish justice.

West met with Assange in prison on Friday. Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison in London and is now expected to fight extradition to the United States over an allegation that he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

Instead, they will hold a news conference outside the Belmarsh prison where Assange is being held, the German party Die Linke and WikiLeaks said.

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.

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