Julian Assange caught on camera skateboarding around Ecuadorian embassy

Lenin Moreno said that no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the Wiki Leaks founder's asylum

Lenin Moreno said that no other country had an influence over the decision to revoke the Wiki Leaks founder's asylum

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

Moreno insisted it was Assange's actions against other democratic countries, taken while he lived in Ecuador's embassy for seven years, that had led to the eviction.

The Wikileaks founder faces up to twelve months in prison after being found guilty of breaching his bail conditions.

Confined to a tiny bedroom - a converted ladies lavatory - at the cramped 3 Hans Crescent building in Knightsbridge, he spent nearly 2500 days there before being dragged out by British police last week when the South American nation revoked his political asylum.

Earlier Sunday, Assange's lawyer said his client would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but would continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States.

"We can not allow our house, the house that opened its doors, to become a centre for spying", added Moreno, who was elected in 2017.

Meanwhile, as journalists and commentators joke about his plight, Assange is languishing in the UK's notorious maximum Belmarsh Prison where he awaits a U.S. extradition hearing for the crime of committing real journalism.

The lawyer condemned as "outrageous" claims made by Ecuador about Assange's behaviour in the embassy, including that he smeared his faeces on the wall, saying: "That's not true".

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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.

The Australian had spent seven years at the embassy fighting extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted over sexual assault allegations made against him.

"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. More than 70 British legislators have urged Javid to give priority to a case involving rape allegations ahead of the United States request.

A longtime associate of the whistleblower, however, told ABC News that he had not seen any evidence of lack of hygiene while visiting Assange, casting doubt on the Ecuadorean government's version of events.

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

Assange, who sought refuge within the embassy in August, 2012, was dramatically arrested last Thursday.

Assange's next court appearance is scheduled for May 2.

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