Julian Assange 47 years old, who is he WikiLeaks founder, was arrested earlier today (Thursday, April 11), by agents of the Metropolitan Police Service (mps) at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (at Hans Crescent, SW1) where he had taken refuge. On an order issued by the Westminster District Court on June 29, 2012, for failure to refer to the courts.
It was detained at a central police station in LondonWhere will remain before being carried before the Westminster District Court as soon as possible.
The announcement was recently made via the London Metropolitan Police website.
The London Metropolitan Police Service had a duty to execute the order on behalf of the Westminster District Court and the ambassador invited him to withdraw from the embassy after the Ecuadorian government removed the asylum.
Sajid Javid, Secretary of State comments in tweets:
“Almost 7 years after entering the Ecuadorian embassy, I can confirm that Julian Assange is now in custody and that he faces justice in the UK. I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and the Metropolitan Police Service for its professionalism.
No one is above the law. «
Julian Assange had refused for 7 years to leave the embassy, saying that if he did, he would be extradited to the United States for questioning about Wikileaks activities.
You have to remember that Wikileaks is a platform that exists since 2006 and this platform is extremely known worldwide for its activity publication of confidential documents, in order to make them accessible to all.
The organization offers to receive leaks that reveal unethical or orthodox behavior of governments, with special emphasis on the countries it considers to have totalitarian regimes, but also on matters related to religions and companies around the world.
For the moment, the most prominent actions of WikiLeaks have focused on the foreign activity of the United States, especially in relation to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
For example, WikiLeaks is known for publishing documents from the famous Vault 7 series. Between 2017 and 2018, its platform posts have exposed certain details of spying activities by US government agencies.
And it is necessary to remember that Wikileaks has released many of the tools used by the CIA, such of which we can mention Ghidra tool that was released a few weeks ago.
Many others that can be mentioned.
WikiLeaks - how the CIA would have hacked Samsung smart TVs? to turn them into devices for listening to private conversations (Vault 7)
Wikileaks, presents the Angelfire project, used by the CIA to compromise Windows XP and 7 systems by targeting the boot sector.
Could Ecuador be politically pressured?
Washington Post Post Confirms WikiLeaks Founder's Fears. According to the US newspaper, British authorities arrested the WikiLeaks founder in response to a US extradition request after Ecuador canceled his asylum at its embassy in London.
On his Twitter account, JJennifer Robinson, attorney Julian Assange, confirms:
Assange was arrested not only for violating the conditions of his release on bail, but also for an extradition request in the United States. «
According to the president of Ecuador, the decision to lift Assange's asylum was made with full sovereignty.
“Ecuador, in a sovereign manner, decided to end the diplomatic asylum granted to Mr. Assange in 2012.
Mr. Assange's asylum is unsustainable and no longer viable, "reports the Washington Post of its About. Russia, for its part, took a stand by calling the act of the British authorities "a strangulation of freedom. «
After his appearance before the court of Westminster, Assange it must, in principle, take place in the United States.
Will respond to the aforementioned facts y especially suspicions of collusion with Chelsea Manning in the matter of transmitting a military video smear.