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Ecuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

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Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno

Assange pleaded not guilty to the charge of breaking the terms of his bail in 2012 when he sought refuge at the embassy in London, but was convicted nevertheless.

Parents across the world would be cursing at the sight of a skateboard being used inside the house.

A lawyer representing jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the Ecuadorian government has been spreading lies about his behaviour inside its embassy in London.

The letters, which are virtually identical, read: "You have expressed concern that, should Julian Assange be extradited from the United Kingdom, there would be a risk that he could be subject to the death penalty".

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.

Wearing a tank-top and shorts, Assange tries twice to build momentum before losing his balance and falling off his board.

The Ecuadorean president also said that the health of Assange, 47, ...

Assange has had "a very hard time" since Moreno took office in Ecuador in 2017, Robinson said.

Assange skateboarded inside the embassy to "kill time", El País said, citing security guards at the embassy.

He is then seen pointing a camera at the guard, who attempts to confiscate it from him.

"I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy", she said on Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday.

He added: "This activity violates asylum conditions". Assange is being held at Belmarsh Prison in London and is now expected to fight extradition to the USA over an allegation that he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

Dubbed "Collateral Murder", the footage prompted worldwide concern over the conduct of U.S. forces stationed in the Middle East, something supporters of WikiLeaks argue remains behind Washington's renewed drive to extradite Assange to face charges in the United States.

London police dragged Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information.

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