Police no longer guard Julian Assange at Ecuadorian embassy
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London police stopped guarding the perimeter of the Ecuadorian embassy in order to arrest Julian Assange if he suddenly decided to leave the territory. The policemen have constantly watched the founders of Wikileaks since 2012, but have not achieved their goal - Assange remained at large. Such a long-term guard cost the British treasury more than a round sum - about 12 million pounds. However, the British authorities do not refuse plans for the arrest of Assange and his extradition to Sweden, but intend to use some kind of “backup” plan.
To some extent, it can be argued that Assange's tactic of “sitting out the dangers” works quite well, especially since Edward Snowden took the place of the main brawler in revealing the secrets of the special services. At the beginning of Augustexpired three-year period of limitation of one of the charges of sexual harassment, in which the founder Wkileaks charged in Sweden. Despite the fact that this accusation was far from the only one, Assange nevertheless feels “under siege” quite freely, having enough comfortable furniture, fresh food and TV shows that he was provided with by the embassy staff. However, Assange does not leave concern for his fate, since, as he believes, he can be eliminated with the help of a drone , and therefore he avoids going out onto the balcony.
On the other hand, documents, in a peculiar irony, “merged” from the Ecuadorian embassy and fell into the hands of the well-known resource Buzzfeed, they saythat Assange’s life in the embassy is rather complicated, and he himself is a man of complex character. In September 2012, after three months of voluntary imprisonment, Assange had a clash with one of the embassy guards. According to the security guard, he found the founder of Wikileaks in a limited access room with secret communication equipment, where Assange was denied access. The guard demanded that he leave, Assange did not obey, and as a result of the skirmish between both of them, the computer equipment was seriously damaged.
Something similar happened later - January 4, 2013. At the same time, Apparently, Assange does not like it when someone else is in his room. There was a case when he clearly prevented the embassy security guard from looking inside himself, and he, in turn, having waited until Assange left her with a laptop, heading to the bathroom, managed to take some photos of the “guest” life: