British police have arrested Julian Assange after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. The arrest had been made at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, at which the WikiLeaks founder has been claiming asylum since 2012. Assange was taken into custody at a central London police station, until he’s presented at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
Assange’s future in the embassy was called into question last year after the president of Ecuador stated he would”finally ” need to leave the land and revealed that he was in discussions with British governments to end his asylum. In order to prevent extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual 21, the WikiLeaks creator was granted asylum.
In a decision Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and protocols that were daily-life.
— Lenín Moreno (@Lenin) April 11, 2019