Ecuador Says Julian Assange Threatened To Use Mysterious ‘Panic Button’ To Damage Ecuador If He Were Arrested
Ecuador’s foreign minister, José Valencia, told the country’s National Assembly on April 11 that Julian Assange had a mysterious “panic button” at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London that Assange claimed would bring “devastating consequences,” if he were arrested or felt in danger.
The Business Insider notes that Ecuadorian officials warned British authorities that Assange was not to be allowed back into his room during his arrest on April 11 so that he could not set off the “panic button.”
Ecuador President Lenín Moreno said Assange violated the conditions of his asylum by installing prohibited electronic equipment in the embassy. Moreno also claimed Assange mistreated security guards and accessed the embassy’s security files: “We’ve ended the asylum of this spoiled brat.”
(Source: Business Insider)