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May 15, 2018

Ecuador reportedly spent $5 million protecting — and spying on — Julian Assange

Ecuador’s intelligence program reportedly spent millions of dollars on an elaborate security and surveillance network around WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The Guardian and Focus Ecuador reported details today on “Operation Hotel,” which began as “Operation Guest” when Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s UK embassy in 2012. Operation Hotel has allegedly covered expenses like installing CCTV cameras and hiring a security team to “secretly film and monitor all activity in the embassy,” including Assange’s daily activities, moods, and interactions with staff and visitors.

The Guardian estimates Ecuadorian intelligence agency Senain has spent at least $5 million on Assange-related operations, based on documents they reviewed. The report...

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