Ecuador spent $6.5 million hosting Assange at Embassy in London

Ecuador disclosed Saturday to have spent about $1 million annually giving shelter to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London.

Assange was in asylum at the embassy since August 2012 to avoid arrest but lately Ecuador announced not to host him any further. Following the statement he was dragged out of the campus on Thursday and arrested.

According to Ecuador the WikiLeaks founder was abusive toward the embassy staff, infrequently bathed or did laundry, ate with his fingers and even smeared feces on the walls.

The embassy claims to have spent about $6.5 million in total and most of the funds were used for his security.

Following the arrest the 47-year-old was take to a London court and was found guiding of not surrendering earlier when his arrest warrant was issued.

Assange is also wanted by United States on hacking charges and to avoid being extradited he has hired a teak of British as well as American lawyers.

Assange was in asylum at the embassy since August 2012 to avoid arrest but lately Ecuador announced not to host him any further.

Sweden meanwhile is thinking over to reinstate the drop charges of rape against Assange.

WikiLeaks said most of the bills of team of lawyers will be paid by the organization.

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