Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

London police arrested Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange at the Ecuador embassy in London


Julian AssangeJulian Assange - British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuador Embassy in London today, after the Ecuadorian government revoked its political asylum. Assange has been living in the Ecuador Embassy in the Knightsbridge district, London since 2012.

"I can confirm that Julian Assange is now in police custody and will face a trial in England" British Interior Minister Sajid Javid said in a post on Twitter as reported by AFP news agency on Thursday, April 11th 2019. "No one is above the law" he added, thanking Ecuador for "cooperation" in this long-standing case.

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The 47-year-old Australian man will be taken to trial on Thursday. He is charged for violations of release conditions with his bail in Britain in 2012. It is known that Assange sought refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012, in order to avoid extradition to Sweden. British judges have ordered Assange to be arrested due to cases of sexual violence in Sweden.

The case was aborted by a Swedish court in 2017, but Assange remained in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. This was done by Assange for fear that he would be extradited to the US to face charges of federal investigators related to the activities of leaking files from the US State Department and Pentagon which carried out by WikiLeaks.


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