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Title    Wikileaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London
Date    Thursday April 11 2019, @01:22PM
Author    FatPhil
Topic   
from the shoulda-taken-the-tea-chest-option-years-back dept.
https://soylentnews.org/breakingnews/article.pl?sid=19/04/11/1029234

An Anonymous Coward writes:

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


Original Submission

Links

  1. "Met police confirm" - http://news.met.police.uk/news/arrest-update-sw1-365526
  2. "Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy" - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47891737
  3. "doesn't look happy" - https://twitter.com/RTUKnews/status/1116276959531667457
  4. "Zero Hedge" - https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-11/julian-assange-arrested-london
  5. "New Analysis of Swedish Police Report Confirms Julian Assange's Version in Sweden's Case" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/01/07/1953209
  6. "Ecuador Reportedly Almost Ready to Hand Julian Assange Over to UK Authorities" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/07/23/0111201
  7. "UK Said Assange Would Not be Extradited If He Leaves Embassy Refuge" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/10/26/1726201
  8. "Inadvertent Court Filing Suggests that the U.S. DoJ is Preparing to Indict Julian Assange" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/11/16/1415222
  9. "U.S. Ramping Up Probe Against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Says" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/01/24/0145209
  10. "Ecuador Denies That Julian Assange Will be Evicted From Embassy in London" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=19/04/07/0553247
  11. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=32947

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