The original title: President Eritrea accused Assange of using the embassy as a spy center, the latter lawyer refuted: fabricate facts!
The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Assange continues to ferment. Ecuadors President Moreno said in an interview with the media on the 14th that Assange regarded his embassy in London as a spy center and referred to its bad hygiene habits. Ecuadors interior minister, Maria Paula Romer, had accused Assange of this. However, according to the BBC, Assanges lawyer Jennifer Robinson raised objections to the statement the same day. She believed that the Iraqi government fabricated Assanges allegations of serious misconduct at the embassy and handed him over to the British police.
According to the Guardian on the 14th, Moreno said in an interview with the newspaper that day that Assange repeatedly violated the asylum conditions proposed by Ecuador and regarded the Embassy of Ecuador in London as a spy center.
In the interview, Moreno accused the former Ecuadorian government of providing Assange with equipment to help him spy in the embassy to intervene in other countries. We cant let our embassy become a spy center, he added. It violates the conditions of asylum. Our decisions are not arbitrary, but based on international law.
Any attempt to destabilize will be condemned by the Ecuadorian government because we are a sovereign country and respect the internal affairs of other countries. Moreno also told the Guardian.
Speaking about the decision to withdraw Assanges asylum, Moreno said that the Ecuadorian governments decision was not affected by other countries. He is a respected guest. It was a sovereign decision to withdraw his asylum in strict compliance with national law. We will not make decisions because of external pressure from any country. Moreno said.
Moreno also said Assange could not use asylum to escape the law. Under international law, Ecuador guarantees Assanges basic rights, but these rights do not prevent him from appearing in court and responding to charges against him. Political asylum cannot be used to escape the consequences of crime.
Moreno also mentioned Assanges bad hygiene habits in the embassy. Reported that Assange rarely bathed or changed clothes, but also eat with his hands, his room emitted a stench in the embassy. Not only that, he also neglected to take care of his cats. The report also mentioned that Maria Paula Romer, Ecuadors interior minister, had charged Assange with this.
On the same day, Assanges lawyer, Jennifer Robinson, challenged Ecuadorian claims. According to Russia Today on the 14th, Robinson said in an interview with Sky News that day that the Ecuadorian government fabricated Assanges allegations of serious misconduct at his embassy and handed him over to British police.
First of all, Ecuador has been making some outrageous allegations, Robinson said, referring to Ecuadors statements as a way to distract the public from its misconduct and to defend the illegal and unusual conduct of allowing police to enter embassies.
For the past seven years, I have been visiting him (Assange). Hes been in a room with no external access, Robinson added, adding that Ecuadors attitude toward Assange deteriorated sharply after President Moreno took office.
According to RT, the Moreno government did make Assanges last two years at the embassy more difficult because he was unable to access the Internet and for some time was not allowed to visit personally.
Earlier, Ecuadors ambassador to Britain, Jaime Marchan, said the entire diplomatic corps was wary of Assanges famous embassy cat, which he claimed could monitor embassy staff.
However, the ambassadors theory sparked a wave of derision in the social media, with Kristin Hrafnsson, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, denouncing it as a crazy story aimed at diverting attention from Assanges shameful expulsion asylum.
On 11 April, Ecuador revoked Assanges asylum on the grounds that Assange violated the asylum clause. Assange was arrested by British police. After that, Ecuadors Foreign Minister announced that Assange had been deprived of Ecuadorian citizenship.