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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 'still being watched'

By Alan Jones

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes there is now a covert police operation outside the Ecuadorian Embassy where he took refuge three years ago, after a 24-hour guard was removed.

The Met said it had stopped its round-the-clock presence amid controversy over the £12m cost of the exercise.

The move was followed by a summons for the Ecuadorian Ambassador to a meeting at the Foreign Office to discuss the case, deadlocked for years.

Assange has been granted political asylum by the Ecuadorian Government as part of his attempt to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex allegations, fearing he will be taken to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

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