Friday, 18 Jan 2019

Wikileaks Founder released from Ecuadorian Embassy because of bad hygiene


Julian Assange/gettyimagesJulian Assange/gettyimages - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may be leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for nonpolitical reasons: his body odor.

Uncomfortable with the smell, some embassy staff requested that Assange be removed from the embassy building.

The foreign minister of Ecuador, María Fernanda Espinosa, has said the country is “considering and exploring the possibility of mediation” to resolve the “untenable” situation with Assange’s stay in the embassy.

But it is claimed that embassy staff have made a number of complaints about Mr Assange's lack of cleanliness.

Jérémie Zimmermann, a friend and former colleague of Mr Assange, wrote in 2012 that 'unless the people around him for him into the shower, he might not change his clothes for days'.  

Another ally, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, added: 'Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen any pants as greasy as his in my whole life.'

The Wikileaks founder has been held up in the Knightsbridge embassy since 2012 following attempt to extradite him to Sweden amid rape and sexual assault allegations. *


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