Julian Assange accused of ‘spreading faeces on walls’ as Ecuador criticises his behaviour in the embassy

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Ecuador officials have claimed Julian Assange smeared faeces on the walls inside the embassy as his relationship with them deteriorated towards the end of his near seven-year long stay.

The WikiLeaks founder, 47, is said to have increasingly annoyed his landlords with late-night skateboarding and football in the halls and arguments with his caretakers.

Ecuador officials also grew irritated by his personal hygiene and eating habits.

Assange and WikiLeaks have fought back against the criticism levelled against him, describing his existence as being like ‘The Truman Show’ due to the level of surveillance he was under.

The country’s Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo claimed he smeared faces on the walls as she denounced his behaviour during his nearly seven-year stay in the consulate.

Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno, who branded Assange a “spoilt brat”, said: “From now on we’ll be more careful in giving asylum to people who are really worth it, and not miserable hackers whose only goal is to destabilise governments.

“When you’re given shelter, cared for and provided food, you don’t denounce the owner of the house.”

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A senior Ecuadorian official described his room as a “sovereign territory within a sovereign territory” that none of the staff at the London consulate could enter.

They reported the Australian hacker went weeks without showering, with a stench emitting from his room, becoming a nuisance to the staff.

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