Julian Assange: Ecuadorean embassy extends 'generous welcome' to WikiLeaks founder
Julian Assange is in 'good spirits' and has received a 'generous and welcoming' reception from the Ecuadorean embassy where he is seeking asylum, a friend said today.
The WikiLeaks founder is currently holed up at the embassy in talks with his lawyers in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden on sex crime allegations.
However Scotland Yard said Assange had breached his bail conditions by entering the embassy and he faces being re-arrested.
A number of friends and high-profile supporters posted £240,000 bail for Mr Assange, including film director Ken Loach, filmaker Michael Moore, investigative journalist John Pilger and Jemima Khan, who could now lose their money.
Asked whether she was "on the hook" for his breach of bail, Khan replied on Twitter: "Yes. I had expected him to face the allegations. I am as surprised as anyone by this."
The 40 year-old Australian founder of WikiLeaks is due to be extradited in the next couple of days.
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I hate this guy and I hate that a lot of people treat him like some kind of hero and diminish and/or don't even care about the rape accusations.