Alleged video of Assange’s ‘Kung Fu’ routine leaked

Alleged video of Assange’s ‘Kung Fu’ routine leaked
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Last week, Ecuador let the police drag the WikiLeaks founder from their embassy in London, where he had been residing to avoid prosecution in the US. Since then, Ecuadorian officials have accused him of breaking the rules of his stay, claiming that he put excrement on walls. Assange's supporters say that this is a lie to justify his expulsion, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

A video, obtained exclusively by the Daily Mail, allegedly shows Julian Assange, practicing what appears to resemble some kind of martial arts routine during his confinement at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the UK. The outlet posted the clip, appearing to be the CCTV footage from a tiny kitchen and an adjoining larder. It revealed how Assange who had spent several years in the embassy without leaving the premises until he was forcefully dragged out by the Metropolitan Police, might have kept himself occupied and fit during his nearly 7-year long confinement.

The man resembling the WikiLeaks founder is seen imitating boxing moves, moving around the tiny room, doing rather erratic arms exercises and jumping as well as drinking something from a carton. The date of filming, 18 November 2018, is also seen on the screen.

Since Assange was arrested, numerous allegations concerning his behaviour during the confinement emerged as Ecuadorian officials explained their decision to let the police detain the whistleblower.

The country’s president, Lenin Moreno, said that he had decided to revoke the diplomatic asylum granted to the WikiLeaks founder by his predecessor, Rafael Correa, over Assange’s "repeated violations of international conventions and daily-life protocols", such as smearing excrement on the embassy walls.

Aida Tinayeva

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