– A lawyer representing jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says the
Ecuadorian government has been spreading lies about his behaviour inside its
embassy in London.
Jennifer Robinson told Sky News
on Sunday that Ecuador is making “pretty outrageous allegations” to justify
allowing British police into its embassy on Thursday in order to take Assange
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno
withdrew Assange’s political asylum this week, opening the way for his seizure
by British police.
Robinson says Assange has had
“a very difficult time” since Moreno came to power in 2017.
Assange is jailed in Britain for
jumping bail and faces an extradition request from the United States for
conspiracy. Sweden also is considering reviving a rape investigation against him.
His next court appearance is May
2 via video link.