U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton ordered the unsealing of the criminal complaint against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday, revealing that federal prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia have had charges at the ready since December 21, 2017.
The government of Ecuador has continued taking jabs at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after effectively evicting him from its London embassy and allowing for his arrest.
"Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting police come inside an embassy", Robinson told the UK's Sky News.
President Moreno of Ecuador said in an interview that Assange had "bothered and threatened guards; [and] hit and mistreated employees of the embassy".
Confined to a tiny bedroom - a converted ladies lavatory - at the cramped 3 Hans Crescent building in Knightsbridge, he spent nearly 2500 days there before being dragged out by British police last week when the South American nation revoked his political asylum.
Assange is jailed in Britain for jumping bail and faces an extradition request from the United States for conspiracy.
The president also made references to Assange's apparently poor hygiene following allegations made by interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, which included Assange "putting faeces on the walls".
Ecuador's Moreno ended Assange's protected status after more than 6½ years and opened the way for his arrest.
U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid would be expected to have the final say in which extradition claim takes priority, if Sweden does file a new one.
In an interview with the Guardian, Lenín Moreno expressed frustration with the WikiLeaks founder, who had been provided asylum by Ecuador since 2012.
El Pais said in its article that Assange had been granted permission by the embassy in 2012 to use recording equipment in order to work out who was throwing objects at his window in the early hours of the morning.
More than 70 MPs have also urged the Government to ensure Assange faces Swedish authorities if they request his extradition.
In the affidavit submitted to federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, prosecutors said USA military reports from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq included information about the "identity and significance of local supporters of US and allied forces in Afghanistan". This is also the same district where the U.S. Attorney's Office mistakenly named Assange as a target of yet-to-be unsealed criminal charges.
The extradition court in Britain will not be judging the evidence against him, but will evaluate whether the crime he is accused of would be a crime in Britain.