ASSANGE ASYLUM COST MILLIONS
ECUADOR spent more than $6.6 million protecting and supporting Julian Assange after he took refuge at its London embassy, secret files have revealed.
A top-level intelligence operation was set up to monitor the activities of Scotland Yard and visitors.
Undercover private security staff recorded in minute detail the movements of police officers guarding the Knightsbridge building, documents disclosed. And they listed details of visitors including ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage, actor Pamela Anderson, activists, lawyers and journalists.
Investigators allegedly discovered the WikiLeaks founder hacked into the embassy’s computer network and set up a satellite link.
Assange, 46, claimed asylum at the embassy in 2012 after losing a legal battle to bar his extradition to Sweden.