The Guardian reports:
Ecuador bankrolled a multimillion-dollar spy operation to protect and support Julian Assange in its central London embassy, employing an international security company and undercover agents to monitor his visitors, embassy staff and even the British police, according to documents seen by the Guardian.
Over more than five years, Ecuador put at least $5m (£3.7m) into a secret intelligence budget that protected the WikiLeaks founder while he had visits from Nigel Farage, members of European nationalist groups and individuals linked to the Kremlin. Other guests included hackers, activists, lawyers and journalists.
Ecuador recently cut off Assange’s internet access, allegedly for tweeting about the Catalan separatist movement. There’s much more at the link.
No, @Guardian, @JulianAssange did not “hack into” embassy
satellites. That’s an anonymous libel aligned with the current UK-US government onslaught against Mr. Assange’s asylum–while he can’t respond. You’ve gone too far this time. We’re suing. https://t.co/DDnkSoczut pic.twitter.com/qWB0wkatN2
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 15, 2018
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 12, 2018