Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder’s life in Ecuadorian embassy captured on security camera | UK News

Julian Assange is seen skateboarding in the Ecuadorian embassy in newly-released footage which reveals his deteriorating relations with staff in the building.

The WikiLeaks founder was holed up in the embassy in London for more than seven years before he was arrested on Thursday.

Security footage, obtained by the Spanish newspaper El Pais, has shown Assange in his living quarters and captured a furious row between the Australian and a security guard.

The security footage shows Assange’s life in the embassy. Pic: El Pais

At one point, Assange, 47, is seen dressed in a vest and shorts while he tries to ride a skateboard.

Assange is also seen clashing with a guard as he holds a meeting with visitors who allegedly refused to leave.

Footage shows Julian Assange skateboarding in the embassy. Pic: El Pais
The WikiLeaks founder was filmed skateboarding. Pic: El Pais

The footage shows him pointing a camera at the guard, who then tries to snatch it away.

Assange’s guests left after the ambassador reportedly arrived in the early hours of the morning.

Footage shows Julian Assange skateboarding in the embassy. Pic: El Pais
Assange spent seven years in the embassy. Pic: El Pais

It comes after Assange’s lawyer accused Ecuador of making “outrageous” claims about his actions in their London embassy.

Jennifer Robinson told Sky News that claims about her client’s behaviour – including that he had smeared walls with faeces – were fabricated as a pretext to force him out.

Footage shows Julian Assange skateboarding in the embassy. Pic: El Pais
Ecuador has been critical of Assange’s behaviour in the embassy. Pic: El Pais

Ecuador has claimed Assange had to be reminded to flush the toilet, left dirty underwear in the lavatory, did not clean dishes and left the cooker on.

Ms Robinson said: “Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting police come inside an embassy.

Assange had ‘difficult time’ inside embassy

“I’ve been visiting him for the last seven years. This man has been inside a room with no outside access.

“Inside the embassy it’s become more difficult. The politics changed when Ecuador’s political situation changed with a new leader.”

Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court
Assange is expected to fight extradition to the US

Assange faces up to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of breaching his bail conditions when he entered the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012.

He made the move after losing his battle against extradition to Sweden where he faced allegations including rape.

Assange is now expected to fight extradition to the US over an allegation that he conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has joined Assange’s supporters in saying he should be protected against extradition to the US because he exposed evidence of “atrocities” in Iraq and Afghanistan.

More than 70 MPs have also urged the government to ensure Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his extradition.

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