Julian Assange Smeared Faeces On Walls Of London Embassy
Julian Assange reportedly smeared faeces over the walls of London's Ecuadorian Embassy during his seven-year-stay.
Ecuador's Interior Minister confirmed the act after Assange's arrest by British police officers.
"During his stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy, during the government of the former president Rafael Correa, they tolerated things like Mr Assange putting faeces on the walls of the embassy and other types of behaviour of this kind that is far removed from the minimum respect a guest should have in a country which has generously welcomed him," the country's Interior Minister said.
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The country's president Lenin Moreno accused the Australian of 'discourteous and aggressive behaviour' after confirming Ecuador had withdrawn his asylum status.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested yesterday by British police after they were invited into the Ecuadorean embassy where he has been holed up since 2012.
"Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador," police said.
Police said they arrested Assange after being "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorean government's withdrawal of asylum."
A bearded Assange resisted as he was dragged down several steps at Ecuador's London embassy by officers and bundled into a police van.
Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.