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WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested in London

Posted: 5:53 AM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 07:37:45-04

London’s Metropolitan Police confirmed on Thursday that they had arrested  WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange  at the Ecuadorian Embassy in the British capital. The arrest came after Ecuador dropped Assange’s asylum status, effectively evicting him from their embassy.

The police said Assange was detained “on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court” and taken to a central London police station “where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible.”