Chequered past of Assange's Irish bodyguard
on 06/09/2012 00:00:00
Assange is wanted in Sweden to face rape charges. He took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London and says if he were extradited to Sweden he would then be extradited to the US over the disclosure of US cables.
Mr O'Reilly said he had become one of two bodyguards for Assange because "he didn't have too many people to choose from".
"He obviously trusts me... and I'm pretty big," said Mr O'Reilly. He was jailed in the US during the first Gulf War after a protest involving a B-52 plane.