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Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks is arrested in London

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested on Thursday, April 11, was arrested by the London police, after Ecuador formally removed the political asylum.

Wikileaks stated in their accounts:

“Ecuador has illegally terminated the political asylum granted to Assange in violation of International Rights, Julian Assange has not left the embassy”, but “the Ecuadorian ambassador has invited the British Police inside and has been arrested.”

The same Twitter account of WikiLeaks has also requested that the international community act on behalf of the activist and journalist.

The Moment of the Capture of Julian Assange

This is the exact moment when the London police have entered the Ecuadorian embassy to arrest Julian Assange.

History of Assange

Julian Assange was wanted by the justice of the United States for the leaks of his WikiLeaks portal.

The Department of Justice of the North American country had prepared a judicial accusation against the journalist, after the disclosure of cyber tools of the CIA and how the US government played a central role in the alleged Russian interference in the presidential elections of 2016.

The accusation was formal and the objective was to keep it secret until Assange was arrested, but it came to light when included by mistake in a public court document.

In 2012, the Australian journalist was also facing arrest by a European order issued by Sweden. The Scandinavian country claimed him for two accusations of alleged sexual crimes, which later did not prosper. He took refuge in the Embassy of Ecuador in London in June of that year and, after two months, the then Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, granted him asylum. Later, he also gave him Ecuadorian nationality.

Edward Snowden wrote on his Twitter account about Assange’s situation and said it was a critical moment for the press and freedom of expression.

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