A police van is parked exterior the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and brought into custody Thursday. | Rebecca Brown/AP Photograph
LONDON — Police in London say they’ve arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the Ecuadorean embassy on a court docket warrant courting again to 2012.
In an announcement Thursday, police stated Assange has been taken into “custody at a central London police station the place he’ll stay, earlier than being introduced earlier than Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom as quickly as is feasible.”
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Assange hasn’t left the embassy since August 2012 for worry that if he steps off Ecuador’s diplomatic soil he shall be arrested and extradited to the U.S. for publishing 1000’s of categorised army and diplomatic cables by way of WikiLeaks.
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