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Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 15:57
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested in London
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WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has been taken into custody in central London, from Ecuador’s embassy the U.K. Metropolitan Police confirmed in a tweet on Thursday.

“Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.

“He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible,” the police further added.

WikiLeaks in its response to the arrest accused Ecuador of “illegally” terminating Assange’s “political asylum in violation of international law.”

Assange first sought asylum in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case.

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