The president of Ecuador claims that Julian Assange has violated the conditions of his asylum at the embassy of his country by using it as a & # 39; center for espionage & # 39 ;.
Lenín Moreno told the Guardian that the decision to end Assange & # 39; s asylum last week was based on the founder of WikiLeaks who allegedly violated international law & # 39 ;.
Moreno said that during his stay at the embassy in London, Assange had tried to delve into the trials of other states.
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President of Ecuador Lenin Moreno claimed that Julian Assange used the Ecuadorian embassy as a & # 39; center for espionage & # 39;
Jennifer Robinson, Assange's lawyer, claims that he has smeared the stools on the walls of his apartment at the Knightsbridge Embassy with lies used to knock him out.
& # 39; It is unfortunate that provisions have been made from our territory and with the permission of the authorities of the previous government within the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interfere in trials of other states.
& # 39; We cannot allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a spy center, & # 39; said Moreno, in a clear reference to the leaked photos.
& # 39; This activity violates the asylum conditions. Our decision is not arbitrary but based on international law. & # 39;
Assange lived in the embassy more than seven years before his arrest on Thursday.
Moreno also previously accused the Australian of & # 39; unofficial and aggressive behavior & # 39; when he confirmed that the South American country had withdrawn its asylum status.
Moreno also previously accused the Australian of & # 39; rude and aggressive behavior & # 39;
Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian president when Assange was granted asylum, called Moreno a traitor.
But the Interior Minister, Maria Paula Romo, struck back by claiming that Correa had allowed the 47-year-old to get away with unimaginable behavior.
She said: “During his stay at the Ecuadorian embassy, during the reign of former President Rafael Correa, they tolerated things like Mr. Assange who put stools on the walls of the embassy and other types of behavior of this kind that far relinquishes the minimum respect that a guest should have in a country that has welcomed him generously. & # 39;
Was Julian Assange banned from the embassy because of a leaked photo of a lobster? Snap from Ecuador & # 39; s president who ate in bed got Assange pinched
A spitting scraping lobster was in bed behind Julian Assange & # 39; s departure from the Ecuadorian embassy last week and the resulting political storm about what to do with the fugitive WikiLeaks.
Assange & # 39; s seven-year stay at the Knightsbridge embassy ended when he was enthralled by his exasperated South American hosts and dragged by officers from Scotland Yard.
Last night it turned out that Assange had been removed after embarrassing photos of the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, eating lobster in a luxury hotel room that was leaked to a website.
In February, more than 200 private emails and text messages from Mr. Moreno and his wife, as well as family photos on lavish holidays in Europe, were leaked to a site called INApapers.org.
An embarrassing photo of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno lying in bed enjoying a plate of lobster appeared online
Assange is handcuffed by the police on Thursday to Westminster Magistrates Court in London
The most embarrassing photos were of Mr. Moreno who ate lobster in his hotel bed. The photos caused a riot in Ecuador because it showed the president luxurious at a time when he was imposing austerity measures on his people.
Last Sunday, The Mail was able to find the photo on various Twitter pages, as well as in Spanish-language websites, including the Republic del Banano website.
Mr. Moreno has accused Assange of leaking the material, a claim that WikiLeaks has always denied. On Thursday, when Assange was dragged out of the embassy, Mr. Moreno told reporters that he had no right to hack & # 39; private telephones & # 39 ;.
But WikiLeaks said in a statement on its website: & # 39; In short, the [Ecuadorian] government is looking for a false pretext to end the asylum and protection of Julian Assange. & # 39;
After Assange was arrested, it turned out that he led a capricious and nasty lifestyle at the embassy. He was accused of smearing walls with droppings and blocking a toilet with soiled underwear.
Now Westminster is divided as to whether he extradits him to the United States, where he is wanted to release millions of secret documents online, or to Sweden, where he has been accused of rape.
The decision will be for Home Secretary Sajid Javid, who has made clear & # 39; all options are on the table & # 39 ;.
A source from the home office said: & # 39; He quietly determines what the Home Office policy levers have at his disposal to ensure that Mr. Assange is brought to justice, which he deems absolutely necessary. & # 39;
Assange can only be extradited to Sweden if the prosecuting authority of the country reopens its investigation and the government issues a new European arrest warrant. If Assange is extradited there, he will be accused of rape against a woman who is only identified as W. Assange has always denied the accusation.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott aroused indignation last week by trivializing allegations of sex victims and claiming Assange was a target for embarrassing the US military. Within a few hours Labor was accused of a total change after Shadow. Foreign secretary Emily Thornberry told the BBC that he had to appear in court in Sweden.
That was followed yesterday by a letter from Mrs. Abbott herself to colleagues & # 39; s who said & # 39; rape is a horrible crime & # 39 ;. She added that the United Kingdom would have to extradite Assange to Sweden if the authorities there reopen their investigation.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a statement to the media and supporters from a window of the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012
Worker Jeremy Corbyn added: & # 39; If there are allegations Julian Assange has to answer about sexual issues, sexual attacks that may or may not have taken place in Sweden, it is a matter for the courts to decide, but I think well that he must answer those questions. & # 39;
Tory Chairman Brandon Lewis said: & # 39; Nobody should be above the law, but the fact that Jeremy Corbyn & Labor jumped so fast for the defense of someone confronted with such serious accusations speaks volumes. & # 39;
Last night a W lawyer in Sweden said: "We hope that the British authorities will work together so that Assange can be extradited to Sweden before the statute of limitations for the accusation of rape expires in August 2020. & # 39;