Wikileaks Founder, Julian Assange, Arrested in London




Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

The Met Police said he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court.

Mr Assange, 47, took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said it withdrew Mr Assange’s asylum after his repeated violations to international conventions.

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid tweeted: “I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK.

“I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation & metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law.”

Mr Assange had refused to leave the embassy, claiming if he did he would be extradited to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

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