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Ecuador removes Julian Assange’s extra security

Ecuador has removed extra security at its London embassy following claims that $5m (£3.7m) was spent to protect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

  • BBC

The money was used to monitor Mr Assange’s visitors, embassy staff and UK police, media reports in the UK and Ecuador said.

Mr Assange has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum.

Julian Assange 5e EPA saluting LLLLHe fled there to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations, which he denies.

The Swedish authorities have since dropped their investigation, but…

Mr Assange, 46…

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