Julian Assange caught on camera skateboarding around Ecuadorian embassy

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno

Assange had been in the embassy since 2012, where tensions rose with staff as he was accused of poor hygiene and of riding a skateboard and kicking a ball to entertain himself.

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.

Leaked security footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange try to skateboard in a room in London's Ecuadorian embassy, where he lived for nearly seven years.

The leaked video footage shows Assange clashing with a security guard as he holds a meeting with visitors who allegedly refused to leave.

Before evicting Assange, Moreno said he sought assurances from Britain that Assange would not "suffer torture, ill treatment or the death penalty" were he to be taken into custody or extradited to another country.

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Ecuador's Moreno ended Assange's protected status after more than 6½ years and opened the way for his arrest.

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Also Sunday, WikiLeaks said Australian Consul Clare West would visit the Ecuadoran embassy on Monday to request that the mission hand over Assange's belongings.

His indictment was made public hours after his arrest, but Assange's lawyers say he is a legitimate journalist whose prosecution would have a chilling effect.

Ecuador's decision to allow police to arrest Assange inside its embassy last week followed a tense and acrimonious period of deteriorating relations between the Quito government and the house guest whom its foreign minister, José Valencia, described as ungrateful, rude and unhygienic.

But that same year, Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant for Assange over two allegations of sexual assault, which he has always denied (Swedish authorities later dropped the investigations). This is also the same district where the U.S. Attorney's Office mistakenly named Assange as a target of yet-to-be unsealed criminal charges.

A photo of Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno lounging in bed with a giant platter of lobster in front of him may have spurred Julian Assange's eviction from the country's London embassy.

He also decried what he said was Assange's behaviour inside the embassy: "He mistreated our officials in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, abused the patience of Ecuadorians".

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