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Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for Julian Assange, the world's worst house guest

Exasperated Ecuador ends asylum for Julian Assange, the world's worst house guest

Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012 after he was released on bail in Britain while facing extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations that have since been dropped.

He had been holed up there since 2012, after Ecuador granted him asylum.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison affirmed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not be receiving "special treatment" following his arrest and potential extradition to the US. As we have since the persecution of Assange and Wikileaks began, the ANSWER Coalition will be joining with other anti-war and pro-transparency activists across the country to mobilize and demand that the USA government end its campaign against this vital alternative media outlet.

Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. He was arrested on charges that he skipped bail in the United Kingdom in 2012 and at the request of USA authorities, London's Metropolitan Police said.

On May 2, he will appear in a London court via video regarding the extradition request.

Moreno said his country "had reached its limit" with Assange in a statement reported by the BBC that cited WikiLeaks' January 2019 release of secret Vatican documents.

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"Today I announced that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of Mr".

He listed a series of alleged transgressions by Assange during his time at the embassy, including installing electronic equipment that was not allowed, blocking security cameras, mistreating guards, and accessing embassy security files without permission.

Morrison on Thursday told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that Assange would be receiving the same consular assistance as other Australian citizens.

Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the arrest, confirming that Assange was "also arrested in relation to an extradition request from the US authorities".

In a Twitter post, WikiLeaks said Ecuador "illegally terminated Assange's political asylum in violation of worldwide law".