The Ecuadorian embassy’s security firm has been accused of spying on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on behalf of the CIA. The evidence uncovered by newspaper El Pais triggered an investigation by Spain’s Supreme Court.
Spanish private security firm Undercover Global Ltd allegedly spied on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange while he was living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, newspaper El Pais reported.
The firm, which was responsible for providing security to the embassy, is said to have delivered the audio and video surveillance to the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
The revelations were part of an investigation by El Pais, but Assange himself had also previously made the claim that he was being watched.
El Pais said the evidence it uncovered led the Spain’s National Court to formally open an investigation into the matter.
According to the report, Undercover Global owner David Morales allegedly directed the surveillance and was personally responsible for making a deal with the CIA.
Morales is reported to have asked employees to keep his firm’s collaboration with the US secret.