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posted by FatPhil on Thursday April 11 2019, @01:22PM   Printer-friendly
from the shoulda-taken-the-tea-chest-option-years-back dept.

Breaking: Met police confirm that Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy.

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

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

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

But WikiLeaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law".

[...] Scotland Yard said it was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum.

After his arrest for failing to surrender to the court, police said he had been further arrested on behalf of US authorities under an extradition warrant.

He doesn't look happy, to say the least.

Update: As this is a breaking story, more information is coming out regularly - one source that updates their reports frequently is Zero Hedge - thanks boru!

Previously: New Analysis of Swedish Police Report Confirms Julian Assange's Version in Sweden's Case
Ecuador Reportedly Almost Ready to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK Authorities
UK Said Assange Would Not be Extradited If He Leaves Embassy Refuge
Inadvertent Court Filing Suggests that the U.S. DoJ is Preparing to Indict Julian Assange
U.S. Ramping Up Probe Against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Says
Ecuador Denies That Julian Assange Will be Evicted From Embassy in London


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:17PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @05:17PM (#828122)

    Not to mention that all the far-leftie sources have been defending Assange. Right-wingers consistently amaze me.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:44PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday April 11 2019, @07:44PM (#828214)

    Its the unfalsifiable logic of conspiracy theorists - everything that contradicts the conspiracy is either completely ignored or co-opted as further proof of the conspiracy.

    Frankly once you learn to recognize the pattern, it is tiresome AF because you can't reason someone out of a belief they never reasoned themselves into. And then they go around declaring that you must respect their idiocy as if critical thinking and emotional pandering are equally valid methods for understanding the world.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @01:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 12 2019, @01:57PM (#828589)

    Finding the left wing contemptible does not make one right wing. Most independents find the right just as contemptible. You're misplaced assumption demonstrates you either are a sucker, or you're trying to make suckers out of other people.