The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange has been arrested by the British Police.
The 47-year-old Assange was taken into custody after failing to surrender to the court since 2012.
Assange was arrested and removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London this morning according to Metropolitan Police statement:
“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.”
Fidel Narvaez, the former Consul of Ecuador to London, said: “The Ecuadorian embassy is not protecting Assange any more.”It is doing everything possible to end the asylum.”
Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation.
That probe was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the US, where federal prosecutors are investigating WikiLeaks.
President Moreno said Assange does not have the right to “hack private accounts or phones” and cannot intervene in the politics of other countries, especially those that have friendly relations with Ecuador.
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