US spies reportedly hatched a plan to kidnap, or potentially kill, notorious Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. As The Daily Mail reports:
The WikiLeaks founder’s human rights barrister Edward Fitzgerald, who has previously represented Moors Murderer Myra Hindley and hate preacher Abu Hamza, said an attack inside London’s Ecuadorean embassy would have looked like an ‘accident’.
The QC said private security from a Spanish company, acting on behalf of the US authorities, were involved in ‘intrusive and sophisticated’ surveillance of his client, but were outed by a mysterious Iberian whistleblower known only as ‘witness two’…
He said there was a suggestion the embassy door could be left open to make a kidnapping look like it could have been ‘an accident’, adding ‘even the possibility of poisoning had been discussed’.
The extraordinary claims were made on the first day of Assange’s extraordinary British legal face-off with Donald Trump’s Government, which continues at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court today.
Assange is attempting to fight attempts by the Trump Administration to have him extradited back to the US to face charges.