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Timeline: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange 6 years in the Ecuadorian Embassy



On Wednesday May 30, 2012 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lost an extradition case to Sweden, where he had been accused of rape.

Facing deportation to Sweden, which he feared would lead him to be extradited to the US on charges of leaking government documents, Assange walked up to the front door of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on June 19, 2012, and politely asked for political asylum.

From that day until his surprise arrest in London on Thursday, he had not left the 330-square-feet rooms he called his home for nearly seven years.

From entertaining fashion designer Vivienne Westwood on a monthly basis, to binge watching “The West Wing,” here’s what he got up to.

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