Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have released an image of the man they believe is responsible for bugging their confidential meeting in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Reportedly a former French national, the spy’s true loyalty has long remained unknown, with intelligence experts suggesting that he often plays both sides to ensure that he always comes out on top.
Lawyers have slammed the covert surveillance, suggesting that it’s a clear indicator of the lack of due process that will be afforded to Mr Assange if his extradition to the United States goes ahead.
Assange was arrested in the Ecuadorian assembly in April 2019, nearly 7 years after he’d first fled there in an effort to avoid extradition to Sweden.
Ecuadorian insiders suggested that Assange’s arrest was result of several disputes that had arisen over his time spent in the embassy.
“He was a terrible guest,” an embassy staffer explained. “Always using the Wi-Fi to download his Steam games while the Ambassador was trying to watch ‘House of Cards’.”
“The final straw was when he got onto the ambassador’s Minecraft server and destroyed his base with a buttload of TNT,” another staffer explained. “The next morning half of Scotland Yard was at the door at the ambassador’s invitation.”
Despite successfully identifying the spy responsible for bugging the meeting, Assange’s lawyers say that given the man’s mastery of disguise and proficiency with all sorts of weapons, they do not hold high hopes that he will be brought to justice.
The last confirmed sighting of the man was near an abandoned mine, where he was seen sapping a hard working Engineer’s Sentry Gun.