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Is BBC Spying on WikiLeaks Founder Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy?


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Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno recently raised the issue of WikiLeaks’ founder leaving the country's embassy in the UK, where he has been holed up since 2012, fearing the UK police will arrest and extradite him to the US.

On Thursday WikiLeaks Twitter account posted a screenshot of a letter received by some of the residents of no. 18 Hans Cres, London — an apartment building across from the Ecuadorian Embassy that serves as an asylum for Julian Assange. The letter, which has a BBC News logo in its top right corner, asks permission to install permanent cameras outside residents' apartments so that they overlook the embassy.

'BBC' asks to install permanent @JulianAssange monitoring cameras in flats (no. 18 Hans Cres) opposite Ecuadorian embassy in London. It should be noted that the UK government already has several robot cameras pointed at the embassy steps, including on top of No. 22 #OpKudo pic.twitter.com/OZ0RmbgB2N

— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) August 9, 2018

The letter was motivated by a desire to better cover Julian Assange's story and promised to compensate for any disturbances caused. The letter also contains Jonathan Whitney's email as a contact for those interested in the offer. According to Whitney's profile, he is a BBC News Deployment Editor.

READ MORE: Ecuador's President Names Condition For Assange to Leave London Embassy

WikiLeaks chief editor Julian Assange has been living in Ecuador's UK Embassy since 2012 fearing the UK may extradite him to the US, where he could face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of leaked US military and diplomatic documents. Recently Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno touched upon the issue of expelling Assange from the embassy, but noted that the UK must first guarantee the activist's safety.

His statements followed conflicting media reports that Ecuador might revoke Assange's asylum and that the whistleblower might leave voluntarily to due increasing health issues.




soon something going happen

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I have always wondered why they haven't had a makeup artist go in and change  Assange's appearance  into the makeup artist so he can just walk out.

Forgive my ignorance been watching to much Tv ?

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The surveillance operation

In 2012, Ecuador’s intelligence agency hired an international security company to establish the programme for a monthly cost of $55,000 (£40,000), which was paid from a “special expenses” budget.

The documents describe how the company’s secret agents slept 100 metres (330ft) away from the embassy in a modest basement flat costing £2,800 a month, in one of the most expensive parts of London.

From a control room inside the Ecuadorian embassy, the security team oversaw Assange’s contacts.

His guests went through a security check upon arrival, handing over their passports and mobile phones. The operatives recorded each guest’s passport number and nationality, as well as the purpose of their visit, building up a comprehensive log of everyone Assange met during his stay. According to the documents, the security company sent the confidential list of Assange’s visitors to Ecuador’s government.

The logs are likely to be of interest to Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations that Russia helped Donald Trump win the 2016 US presidential election. The FBI has interviewed at least one person involved in “Operation Guest ”, which later became known as “Operation Hotel”, it is understood.

Some of Assange’s “social” visits were from famous names including Pamela Anderson and Vivienne Westwood, as well as the WikiLeaks staff member Sarah Harrison .

There were also “extraordinary reports” that included daily logs of Assange’s activities within the embassy, noting his general mood.

Activities outside the embassy were also monitored and recorded. One report included photographs of anti-Assange protesters with signs that read “We want you out of our embassy”. It was even noted when a packet of sweets was thrown on to the balcony – seemingly a present for Assange.

Inside the embassy

This level of scrutiny came after the security company installed CCTV cameras in the embassy’s lobby and a conference room, and on the balcony.

Initially, Assange slept in a narrow room next to the balcony, but he later came to take up more than one-third of the embassy’s ground-floor space and sleep in a larger back room.

Assange’s realm was home to WikiLeaks and its computers, and not covered by CCTV. It was off limits to diplomats, with access controlled by door codes

This surveillance did not come cheap

According to documents seen by the Guardian, the Ecuadorian intelligence agency spent at least $5m on the surveillance operation.

The agency’s expense reports alarmed the Ecuadorian financial controller, who asked how more than $400,000 could have been spent in the first five months of the operation without a single receipt.

In March, the intelligence agency was shut down by Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, who described Assange’s continuing presence as an “inherited problem”.

That same month, embassy staff cut off his internet access.

Ecuadorian government sources say Quito is considering a plan for where Assange might go next, making his future more uncertain than ever.




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not let him go he could make big story go away and they not let that happen



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well...when you hit a big mean dog on the ass..he bights you...one country he left alone, and some say helped him "gather" the information that he released is known for outright killing people that smack their dog on the ass.... 

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On 8/13/2018 at 5:29 AM, dMog said:

well...when you hit a big mean dog on the ass..he bights you...one country he left alone, and some say helped him "gather" the information that he released is known for outright killing people that smack their dog on the ass.... 

my friend no lie  one more comment like this and ill post about what your men do 

like him

Russell Williams i am sure he killed   more then putin but i never see u talk about it y  not look so good i am sure

lets look at him more and what he stand for


but i am sure u like this comment

i think soon his times is allmost at end for him i think  is real shame

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