Ecuador wanted to get rid of Assange for about a year

April 16, 2019 3:37 pm0 commentsViews: 38

For seven long years WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was trapped inside Ecuador’s embassy in London but lately he turned into an expensive bother to his hosts.

According to a senior US official the embassy wanted to get Assange out of the campus as he was a big nuisance for them and they said, “This is too much. How do we get him out.”

In fact the process of getting the WikiLeaks founder out of embassy started about a year ago on March 7, 2018, when a request was made to United Kingdom asking for assurance that he would not be extradited to such country where he could face death penalty.

Six months later since the request was made to UK, the country directly reached the US through Ecuadorian ambassador to Germany, Manuel Mejia Dalman, who sought a private emergency meeting with the US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell in Berlin.

Gernell is said to be one of the closest envoys of Trump in Europe.

During the time Ecuador was spending about $35,000 per month to house the WikiLeaks founder as extra security was provided to him and he had also demanded for extra space within the embassy.

According to Ecuador a total of about $10 million has been spent on Assange since 2012.

In 2012 Assange sought asylum from Sweden where he was alleged of rape charges but he claimed the move was politically motivated.

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