UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — British police arrested the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange. He was taken into custody in an office in central London.
I have been told that Julian Assange has arrested by British police and has been removed from the Ecuadorian embassy
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) April 11, 2019
As stated by the President of Ecuador, the country decided to refuse him asylum. In recent years, the founder of WikiLeaks lived in the embassy of this state.
– Assange case –
Assange gained fame after a number of publications, including on US military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and on the conditions of detention in the Guantanamo camp.
In 2010, the founder of WikiLeaks, when the American authorities became interested in them, came to Sweden, where he intended to get protection. Subsequently, he was accused of sexual crimes, the responsibility for which Assange denies.
A Swedish court declared him on the international wanted list, after which he was detained in London, but released on bail. Since 2012, Assange has been hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in the British capital.
The WikiLeaks portal on April 5, citing a high-ranking source in Ecuador, said that in the next “hours or days” he would be expelled from the embassy. As a pretext, a corruption scandal with offshore papers concerning the President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno, can be used.
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