The ongoing feud between Julian Assange and the Ecuadorean government took an interesting twist Thursday, when the Wikileaks founders' trial was suspended until a translator was brought-in who was fluent in "Australian."
Speaking via Skype, Assange - still under lockdown in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, argued that the court-appointed translator wasn't "good enough," despite speaking fluent English.
Judge Karina Martinez has therefore stopped proceedings until a translator is appointed who is fluent in "Australian."
Assange filed a suit against Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Jose Valencia last week, after allegations that he was being subjected to rules that violate his constitutional rights.
Despite being an Ecuadorean citizen, the Wikileaks founder could be ousted from the embassy where he has sought solace since 2012, unless he agrees to cease commenting on politics.
Should Valenica and his cabinet emerge victorious, Assange could be extradited the US, where he could face trial for publishing secret government documents.