Ecuador President: Assange Used Embassy For Spying

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

Assange spent nearly seven years in the nation's London embassy where he sought asylum, until he was dragged out by police in dramatic scenes on Thursday. Assange made the decision to move into the embassy in London after losing his battle against his extradition to Sweden, where he faced allegations including rape.

"Our decision is not arbitrary but is based on global law", he said. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the U.S. request.

Assange was arrested by British authorities and dragged out of the embassy last Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked - paving the way for possible extradition to the United States, where he faces conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for aiding Chelsea Manning's leak of classified government documents.

Over the weekend Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno accused Assange of using the embassy to interfere with the internal affairs of other states - including the Vatican.

Assange's lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, has denied the "outrageous" claims made by Ecuador about his behaviour at the embassy, including that he had to reminded to flush the toilet, didn't clean his dishes and left the cooker on. The first expired in 2015 and the other was dropped in 2017, but the alleged rape victim has now asked for the case to be reopened. She added that the government did not want the country "to turn into an worldwide cyber piracy centre". Julian has never been concerned about facing British justice or indeed Swedish justice.

The Wikileaks founder 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.

Child pushed from third floor of Mall of America, suspect in custody
The child's family is at the hospital but no details were immediately available about the child's condition. Additional information from witnesses indicated the 5-year-old might have been pushed or thrown, Potts said.

"Assange's attitude was absolutely reprehensible and outrageous after all of the protection provided by the Ecuadorian state for nearly seven years", Moreno said.

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

In the Guardian interview, Moreno charged that Assange "mistreated our officials [and] started to make legal threats even against who was helping him".

Williamson spoke to Sputnik at the scene of a second day of protests outside London's Belmarsh Prison, which now houses Assange.

He has not formally responded to the US conspiracy charge.

Assange's father, John Shipton, on Sunday urged Australia to bring his son home.

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