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Julian Assange Arrested By UK Metro Police, Invited By Ecuadorian Ambassador

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UPDATE 1: Assange was taken into custody at a central London police station. His arrest was made at a US extradition request, the Metropolitan Police confirmed. Police added that the US cited the Extradition Act while filing the request.

Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry said that its country had suspended the citizenship of Assange. Furthermore, the country’s Ministry of Interior is going to provide data about two alleged ‘Russian hackers’ that have ties with Assange. Most likely, the “Russian threat” card will be played to convince the public why the WikiLeaks founder should be extradited to the US.

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Julian Assange Arrested By UK Metro Police, Invited By Ecuadorian Ambassador

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Julian Assange was arrested by London’s Metropolitan Police in the Ecuadorian Embassy.

He was arrested under a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 29th 2012, for failing to surrender to the court.

“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 MPS had a duty to execute the warrant, on behalf of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and was invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”

Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirmed that Assange was arrested.

Assange, 47, had refused to leave the embassy, claiming if he did, he would be extradited to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.

He also sought sanctuary in the Embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

Scotland Yard said it was invited into the embassy by the ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.

WikiLeaks’ twitter account posted accusations that Assange was illegally arrested.

He didn’t “walk out of the embassy,” the Ecuadorian Ambassador invited the UK police to arrest him.

WikiLeaks also alleged that Assange’s life was in danger.

As early as April 4th, an anonymous high-level source at the Ecuadorian Embassy revealed to WikiLeaks that Assange would be expelled within “hours to days.”

WikiLeaks in January also published a list of 140 denials related to the website and Julian Assange.

Some of the more significant leaks Assange and WikiLeaks made include information about a US apache helicopters airstrike in Baghdad, killing 12 including 2 Reuters reported.

Following is a short list of notable WikiLeaks releases:

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