Assange Arrested

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Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder and a very early bitcoin supporter, has just been arrested by London’s Met police.

Met said: “Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador, Hans Crescent, SW1 on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 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.”

There were suggestions in the past few days that his Asylum would be withdrawn following the publication of a number of documents. Ecuador denied such plans at the time:

It is unclear now what British authorities plan to do in the midst of a Brexit political crisis that is consuming all attention.

The Foreign Secretary has taken a break from Brexit to state the above, with similar thanks for cooperation made by other politicians.

Julian Assange played a great part in the popular resistance against the Iraq War in 2010-11 which increased pressure to end the war. Now he potentially faces prison after Chelsea Manning was recently re-arrested for refusing to testify in a secret US inquiry into Assange.

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