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UK: Wikileaks Editor denied entry to Ecuadorian Embassy in London

United Kingdom, London
May 02, 2019 at 14:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

WikiLeaks' Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson was denied entry to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday when he attempted to enter to retrieve the belongings of Julian Assange.

Hrafnsson told supporters gathered outside the Embassy that he called the Metropolitan Police to "report a crime," after he was denied access to Assange's possessions.

Police are seen entering the Embassy and then informing Hrafnsson that he would not be permitted to enter without an appointment.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy on 11 April, bringing to an end his 7-year long stay in the building and his asylum status.

Juan Branco, an associate of Julian Assange, said that "Ecuador is making things difficult by refusing to hand his belongings back, including his working tools – as you'll imagine, we're not talking about Julian's clothes and underwear, but of the things that enabled him to prepare his defence and exercise his rights."

The Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday sentenced Assange to 50 weeks of prison for his alleged breach of his bail conditions by taking refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape allegations.

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WikiLeaks' Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson was denied entry to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Thursday when he attempted to enter to retrieve the belongings of Julian Assange.

Hrafnsson told supporters gathered outside the Embassy that he called the Metropolitan Police to "report a crime," after he was denied access to Assange's possessions.

Police are seen entering the Embassy and then informing Hrafnsson that he would not be permitted to enter without an appointment.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was removed from the Ecuadorian embassy on 11 April, bringing to an end his 7-year long stay in the building and his asylum status.

Juan Branco, an associate of Julian Assange, said that "Ecuador is making things difficult by refusing to hand his belongings back, including his working tools – as you'll imagine, we're not talking about Julian's clothes and underwear, but of the things that enabled him to prepare his defence and exercise his rights."

The Southwark Crown Court in London on Wednesday sentenced Assange to 50 weeks of prison for his alleged breach of his bail conditions by taking refuge inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on rape allegations.

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