Ecuador slams UK over intrusion at embassy
The Ecuadorian government criticised British authorities after security intercepted an intruder trying to enter its embassy here, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been sheltering since 2012. “In the early morning hours of August 22, 2016, an unidentified person sought to gain unauthorised access to (the Ecuadorian) embassy in London,” the Ecuador government said. The government accused British authorities of not responding to the intrusion quickly enough. Prosecutors in Sweden want to interview Mr Assange in connection with a 2010 rape allegation against him. The 45-year-old Australian sought refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London in June 2012 after exhausting all his legal options in Britain against extradition to Sweden.