Did Julian Assange Get Evicted From Ecuador Embassy Over A Photo Of President Lenin Moreno Enjoying A Fancy Meal?

Controversial Wikileaks figure Julian Assange might have over played his hand when a picture of the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, enjoying a fancy meal.

Did Julian Assange Get Evicted From Ecuador Embassy Over A Photo Of President Lenin Moreno Enjoying A Fancy Meal?670
source: The Telegraph

There has been much speculation over the eviction of Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean embassy, and his subsequent arrest.

According to statements allegedly coming from embassy officials, Assange had overstayed his welcome and had been getting progressively more challenging to deal with as a guest.

However, there is speculation that the reason for his eviction could have been more political.

Recent reports indicate that it could have all been over a photo -- one of none other than the president of Ecuador himself, Lenin Moreno.

The photo shows Moreno lying in bed looking quite comfortable, with a lavish table set up in front of him.

It was discovered amidst a leak of private communications that came out about a month ago.

Ecuador is currently going through severe financial strain, which puts the photo in a very negative context.

If Assange did indeed have something to do with the leak, that could explain the sudden decision to kick him out of the embassy and hand him over to authorities.

Moreno himself has expressed deep disappointment over Assange’s alleged actions in an interview, accusing him of breaking into his private affairs and leaking photos of his wife and daughters.

So far, WikiLeaks has continued to deny involvement in the leak. Assange’s lawyer, Jennifer Robinson stated: "Ecuador has made these allegations to justify the unlawful and extraordinary act of letting the police come inside an embassy."

Barry Pollack, a U.S. lawyer for Assange, slammed the arrest by saying: "It is bitterly disappointing that a country would allow someone to whom it has extended citizenship and asylum to be arrested in its embassy. Once his health care needs have been addressed, the UK courts will need to resolve what appears to be an unprecedented effort by the United States seeking to extradite a foreign journalist to face criminal charges for publishing truthful information."

This does not seem to have swayed Moreno or officials in the embassy, who still went forward with the extraction of Assange.

Many people have expressed their outrage over the situation, although at this point it looks like the deed is done.

Is it right or wrong to assume that this picture got Assange in this conundrum?