WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

 

Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange arrested by British police in London. It is reported that the police were invited to the embassy of Ecuador, where Assange was, after Ecuador decided to deny his political asylum.The founder of WikiLeaks has lived in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012, when he was granted asylum in a Latin American country. Julian Assange at that time was under house arrest in Britain, awaiting a decision on the case of his extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of rape. Assange could not leave the embassy of Ecuador, since the British authorities promised to arrest him for violating a preventive measure. It is reported that it was on the warrant of 2012 that he was arrested.

The founder of WikiLeaks himself said that he was afraid of extradition to the United States because of the publication of secret documents. Formally, the arrest warrant for Assange in the United States was not reported.

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Relations Assange with Ecuador deteriorated sharply after coming to power in this country, Lenin Moreno. The new president called Assange “a thorn in his side near Ecuador,” and repeatedly stated that his stay at the embassy could not last forever. Ecuadorian authorities turned off Internet access, demanded that they refrain from making political statements and put forward a number of other demands. A few days ago, WikiLeaks reported that Assange would be sent from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in the next “hours or days.”

On Twitter, WikiLeaks stresses that Assange did not come out himself from the Ecuadorian embassy, ​​but was arrested by the British police on its territory. Denying Assange asylum there is called a violation of international law.

The President of Ecuador Moreno said that Assange was denied asylum for repeated violations of international conventions. Moreno stressed that the British authorities had previously guaranteed that they would not extradite him to a country where he would face the death penalty.

British Foreign Minister Sajid Javid later on Thursday will talk about the circumstances of the arrest of Assange in the House of Commons.
The project WikiLeaks publishes confidential documents of various departments of the United States and other countries. Among other things, there were published documents from the hacked server of the US Democratic Party, in connection with which WikiLeaks was accused of collaboration with Russian hackers who hacked, according to the investigation, this server. Assange charges denies.

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