Julian Assange is given Ecuadorian citizenship to leave embassy

Lester Mason
January 13, 2018

The whiff of controversy has long surrounded WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but, according to a new report, he just reeks.

Staff at the Ecuador Embassy in London grew exhausted of whiffing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who reportedly does not attend to his own personal hygiene.

Assange refuses to surrender to the British authorities, fearing they would extradite him to the United States where he expects to be prosecuted for his subversive activities.

It's that lack of cleanliness, among other things, that fueled Ecuador's recent attempts to end his five-year standoff at the Knightsbridge embassy, the International Business Times reported.

And another pal, Daniel Domscheit Berg, said: "Julian eats everything with his hands and he always wipes his fingers on his trousers".

Earlier this week, the U.K.'s Foreign Office revealed it dismissed requests from Ecuador for the Australia native to be made an accredited diplomat.

"I have never seen any trousers as greasy as his in my whole life".

Former Wikileaks colleague Jérémie Zimmermann said after visiting him at the embassy that "he might not change his clothes for days". Such a status would have meant Assange could leave the embassy while being immune from arrest by British police. He added that Assange will not leave Ecuador's embassy while there are no security guarantees.

Assange first sought refuge and political asylum in the Ecuadorean Embassy in 2012, when he faced possible extradition to Sweden amid a sexual assault investigation that has since been dropped. Assange fears that his involvement with WikiLeaks, the biggest leak of classified U.S. military documents in history, would have him facing imprisonment or even death at the hands of the United States. She however did not provide an explanation of how Assange's new citizenship would help him escape the embassy.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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