The Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London after Ecuador withdrew asylum provided to him.
He also faces US federal conspiracy charges related to one of the largest ever leaks of most sensitive government secrets.
Assange aged 47 spent almost 7 years in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, he has been in the Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.
Julian Assange Arrested immediately by Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador after Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.
Metropolitan 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.”
President of Ecuador said that “we sovereignly decided to withdraw the diplomatic asylum to Julian Assange for repeatedly violating international conventions and protocol of coexistence.”
Assange was arrested by British police as he failed to surrender in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August 2012, were he is under investigation of sexual assault.
He could face UK legal proceedings and possibly he could be extradited to the US for Wikileaks related allegations.
Wikileaks tweeted that, Ecuador has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of international law.
Also, WikiLeaks said, “Julian Assange did not “walk out of the embassy”. The Ecuadorian ambassador invited British police into the embassy and he was immediately arrested. “
Sajid Javid, Home Secretary, added “Nearly seven years after entering the Ecuadorian embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation with the Metropolitan police for its professionalism. No one is above the law.”