"What is not acceptable is for someone to escape facing justice and he had tried to do that for a very long time and that is why he is no hero," Hunt said in a statement.
"He has hidden from the truth for years and years and it is right that his future should be decided in the British judicial system," he added.
There he potentially faces a far more serious case linked to the publication of classified US defence material.
He added Assange had been "holding the Ecuadorian Embassy hostage in a situation that was absolutely intolerable for them.
"This will now be decided properly, independently by the British legal system respected throughout the world for its independence and integrity and that is the right outcome," Hunt said.
"What we've shown today is that no one is above the law," Hunt said.
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