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Assange lawyer condemns Ecuador claims as ‘outrageous’

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Jennifer Robinson who is Julian Assange’s lawyer has accused Ecuador of making, “outrageous allegations” in allowing police to arrest WikiLeaks founder at their embassy in London.

Outrageous claims were made by Maria Paula Romo, Ecuador’s interior minister that Assange was “putting faeces on the walls” within the embassy.

Robinson defended these wild allegations when she appeared on Sky’s Sophy Ridge On Sunday.

She said, “I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy.”

When Ridge pressed over the veracity of the allegations made Robinson said, “That’s not true.”

She added that Assange’s fears over the US extradition threat has been proved correct, as he has been accused of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer.

Robinson said, “The politics of the case with respect with Ecuador’s change of government with Lenin Moreno coming to power and ever since then inside the embassy it’s become more and more difficult to the point where Human Rights Watch said was akin to solitary confinement.

“So he’s had a very difficult time, it’s not been easy.

“And to suggest that someone would chose to remain in there without legitimate concerns about US extradition, which is exactly what was proven this week, I think people can’t really understand what it would be like to live in a room like that for a very long time.”




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