Ecuador President: Assange Used Embassy For Spying

Julian Assange following his arrest

Moreno, who was less sympathetic to Assange's cause than his left-wing predecessor Rafael Correa, had requested that he limit his online political presence, stop riding his skateboard in the embassy hall's and clean up after his cat.

Moreno is blaming WikiLeaks for the damning set of photos that also include pics of the president and his wife on lavish European vacations.

Assange took refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden in a sexual assault investigation.

Moreno said he "mistreated our officials in the Ecuadoran embassy in London" and that his "improper hygienic behavior" affected the climate at the diplomatic outpost.

"We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying", Moreno said, in an apparent reference to the leaked pictures.

"Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on worldwide law", he said.

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Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno says no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the WikiLeaks founder's asylum. WikiLeaks has denied involvement with the anonymous site or the hacking, but the anti-secrecy group did direct its followers to the documents in a March 25 tweet that said a corruption investigation had been opened into Moreno's conduct.

In the interview, the foreign minister said that a Swedish citizen who lived in the capital of Quito and visited Assange multiple times in London was arrested recently "because there is suspicion about his possible participation in criminal activities in Ecuador, related to information technology".

"Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting police come inside an embassy", Robinson told the UK's Sky News.

As FBI special agent Megan Brown admits in the affidavit, "it remains unknown whether Manning and Assange were successful in cracking the password" to the Department of Defense computer they allegedly conspired to hack, meaning the sole charge against Assange remains his alleged attempt to assist Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning in accessing the documents that were eventually leaked in 2010. He also has not formally responded to the USA conspiracy charge.

The extradition court in Britain will not be judging the evidence against him, but will evaluate whether the crime he is accused of would be a crime in Britain. The Guardian reports that he "repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a centre for spying".

Instead, following his expulsion and arrest last week, they protested outside the top-security Belmarsh prison in southeast London where he is being held, carrying placards demanding his release.

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