Julian Assange who was arrested yesterday (the news is here), Thursday, April 11, by Metropolitan Police Service agents and he will be at a central police station in London, where he will remain before being brought before the Westminster District Court as soon as possible.
The London Metropolitan Police Service had a duty to execute the order on behalf of the Westminster District Court when the ambassador invited him to leave the embassy after the Ecuadorian government removed his asylum (his protection).
The British authorities complied with the order to arrest the founder of WikiLeaks in response to an extradition request from the United States after Ecuador canceled his asylum at its embassy in London.
On her Twitter account, Jennifer Robinson, Julian Assange's attorney 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.
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What are the charges?
The United States released the indictment against Julian Assange and is that the USA accuses the founder of WikiLeaks of conspiring to steal secret files of the American government.
In the prosecution, the government claims Assange worked with Chelsea Manning to obtain classified documents.
Prosecutors said Manning accessed classified government files, provided them to Assange, and then collaborated with Assange to try to crack the password for a classified government network.
The indictment describes the communications between Manning and Assange as of spring 2010.
Subsequently, WikiLeaks published a large cache of State Department telegrams and Manning was charged.
It was sentenced to prison, but her sentence was commuted by President Obama. Last month, she was jailed again for refusing to testify about WikiLeaks.
The prosecutors they also said that Assange had actively encouraged Manning to look at the records, saying at one point that "prying eyes never run out, in my experience."
Currently, Assange is accused of accessing a computer knowingly and without permission, to obtain information that has been determined by the US government to be protected against unauthorized disclosure.
For these reasons of national defense and public relations.
In particular, national defense documents classified as "Defense Secret" with reason to believe that if such information were disclosed, it could be used to harm the United States.
Julian Assange will be extradited to receive a trial and sentence
As well is accused of conspiracy to commit a computer intrusion with classified information with which he faces up to 5 years in prison.
In the indictment, it is stated that “the primary purpose of the conspiracy was to facilitate the acquisition and transmission by Manning of classified US national defense information.
So that WikiLeaks could spread it publicly to the United States. your website «.
The government could file additional charges against Assange at a later date.
Although the accusation of Julian Assange relates to an alleged attempt to break a password, a seemingly unsuccessful attempt, remains at the root, an attack on the publication of leaked documents and the latest act in an attempt spanning nearly ten years to punish a person who has alerted and the publisher of the document it contains.
Various parts of the indictment describe very common journalistic behavior, such as using cloud storage or knowingly receiving classified information or censoring credentials about a source.
Other parts make common free software tools like Linux and Jabber suspicious.
And while we are relieved that the government has not chosen to include post-based charges today, if Assange is effectively extradited, the government may issue alternative indictments. He shouldn't.
Leaks are an essential part of the free flow of information that is essential to our democracy.
Reporting on leaked documents, including information on classified information is a critical part of American journalism.