Julian Assange, the founder of controversial yet popular media organization WikiLeaks that publishes secret information, news leaks based on anonymous sources, has been arrested today in London.
After seven years of his self-imposed exile, Assange has been arrested. He had taken refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to avoid extradition to Sweden over an alleged "sexual assault" case that was later dropped. He has now been arrested in connection with the US extradition. Assange was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden.
The Metropolitan Police (Met police) service of the UK has arrested 47-year-old Julian Assange as he had failed to surrender to the court in a US extradition request. Ecuador's president said it withdrew his asylum after repeated violations of international conventions.
The video footage of Julian Assange's arrest saw the Met police dragging Assange from the Ecuadorian embassy. Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law".
SOURCE : GULTE