Julian Assange's lawyer denies 'outrageous' claims he smeared faeces on Ecuadorian embassy walls

Julian Assange's lawyer has accused Ecuador of making "outrageous allegations" after its interior minister accused Assange of "putting faeces on the wall."

Assange spent close to seven years holed up inside the Ecuadorian's London embassy until he was forcibly removed by police on Thursday.

Ecuador's interior minister, Maria Paula Romo, described staff tolerating poor behaviour from the 47-year-old, including alleging he smeared poo on the walls.

However, Assange's lawyer has denied this, calling the claims "outrageous."

"I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy," said Jennifer Robinson on Sky's On Sunday.

When pressed on the legitimacy of the claims, she doubled down saying "That's not true."

Robinson says Assange's confinement has not been easy.

"He's had a difficult time - it's not been easy."

She says Assange's fears of US extradition have been proven right, after allegations he conspired to hack a Pentagon computer, reports Yahoo News.

"And to suggest that someone would choose to remain in there without legitimate concerns about US extradition, which is exactly what was proven this week, I think people can't really understand what it would be like to live in a room like that for a very long time."



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