London: Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino has said that the sexual assault allegations in Sweden against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are ‘laughable.’
“Personally, (I think) this is hilarious,” Patino said.
According to News.com.au, Patino said one of the alleged victims filed a complaint, because she ‘realised that on certain nights, the condom broke’.
Assange is currently at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, seeking political asylum in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged rape and sexual assault charges.
Ecuadoran officials are examining the allegations of sexual misconduct in their review of Assange`s application.
Assange, an Australian, maintains he had only consensual relations with the alleged victims.
He fears that if extradited to Sweden, he will be subsequently re-extradited to the United States to stand trial for espionage, on account of 250,000 US diplomatic cables that were published.