WikiLeaks: Ecuador finds sex claims against Assange ‘hilarious’

WikiLeaks says it is publishing emails from Syrian political figures dating back to 2006 but also covering the period of the crackdown on dissent by Syria’s regime.

“Just now … WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria files, more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies dating from August 2006 to March 2012,” said spokeswoman Sarah Harrison.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a written statement: “The material is embarrassing to Syria but it is also embarrassing to Syria’s external opponents.

Meanwhile, Ecuador’s foreign minister said sexual assault allegations in Sweden against Julian Assange are laughable, but no ruling has been made on the WikiLeaks founder’s asylum application.

“Personally, (I think) this is hilarious,” Ecuadoran chief diplomat Ricardo Patino said, explaining Assange “is charged because his condom broke”.

Assange is currently at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, seeking political asylum in the Latin American country.

Ecuadoran officials are examining the allegations of sexual misconduct in their review of Assange’s application.

British and Swedish authorities are awaiting Ecuador’s decision regarding Assange’s asylum application.

Patino said that one of the alleged victims filed a complaint, because she “realised that on certain nights, the condom broke.”

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WikiLeaks has data from 2.4 million Syrian emails