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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) by realDonaldTrump on Friday April 12 2019, @03:39PM (3 children)

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday April 12 2019, @03:39PM (#828640) Homepage Journal

    You don't like reading. And that's O.K., I love the poorly read. But, maybe you can read the name. Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, sometimes known as C.F.A.A. Famous American Law and that one's 34 years old. Almost 35, you have to be 35 to be President. Ivanka, by the way, is old enough and I think if she ran for President she could win very easily. Very easily.

    C.F.A.A., very special Law that's all about Computer. Nothing about Patent, or Patents. Incredible that they thought of that one in 1984. When Computer was just getting started. Remember DynaTAC? DynaTAC had just come out, we were on DynaTAC in those days -- those of us that were very successful. You were somebody if you had DynaTAC. And if you had the special antenna that swings around and around, the revolving antenna, you were really somebody very special!!!!

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 12 2019, @03:58PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @03:58PM (#828647) Homepage Journal

    I love reading. I am expressing my contempt for all the stupid SOB's who think that a crime, or any other process, is special because "on a computer".

    Scenario 1: I pick your pocket, and get $1000
    Scenario 2: I hold you up at gunpoint, and get $1000
    Scenario 3: I hold you up at knife point, and get $1000
    Scenario 4: I break into your home or office, and steal $1000
    Scenario 5: I scam you on the telephone, and steal $1000
    Scenario 6: I scam you on a computer, and steal $1000
    Scenario 7: I kidnap you, and get ransom of $1000
    Scenario 8: I kidnap your kid, and get ransom of $1000

    Which of those is the most morally corrupt act? And, which is the least morally corrupt? And, why?

    Think about it, and maybe I won't have to explain my contempt.

    Through a Glass, Darkly -George Patton
    • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Friday April 12 2019, @04:39PM (1 child)

      by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday April 12 2019, @04:39PM (#828657) Homepage Journal

      My Tweet was too long, or too hard for you. O.K. We have a special law about Computer. Called C.F.A.A. And that's what Julian is charged with!!!

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Friday April 12 2019, @05:09PM

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Friday April 12 2019, @05:09PM (#828669) Homepage Journal


        You tweet like any vacuous bird brain. Yeah, you do tend to stay in character, most of the time. Do we try this one more time? I am in utter contempt of anyone who feels the need to say "on a computer". Know what? I may just patent that. Bird brains, on a computer. I'll use your portrait where most people would put drawings and other graphics.

        Through a Glass, Darkly -George Patton