Ecuador slams UK over intruder at Assange embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June 2012 after exhausting all his legal options in Britain against extradition to SwedenThe Ecuadorian government on Tuesday criticised British authorities after security intercepted an intruder trying to enter its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sheltering since 2012. “In the early morning hours of 22 August 2016, an unidentified person sought to gain unauthorised access to (the Ecuadorian) embassy in London,” the Ecuador government said in a statement. The government accused British authorities of not responding to the intrusion quickly enough, saying they had a duty to protect foreign missions.

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