I have been told that Julian Assange has arrested by British police and has been removed from the Ecuadorian embassy
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) April 11, 2019
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) April 11, 2019
Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador, Hans Crescent, SW1 on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court.
MORE: UK police say they were invited into the Ecuadorian embassy after its government withdrew asylum pic.twitter.com/1rhxgRIWzE
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 11, 2019
URGENT: Ecuador has illigally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of international law. He was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy minutes ago.t.co/6Ukjh2rMKD
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019
“JULIAN Assange has been arrested by British police today after spending seven years hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy.
The WikiLeaks founder, 47, was taken into custody after failing to surrender to the court in 2012 – and has spent 2,487 days holed up in the West London embassy
A Metropolitan Police statement said: “He has been taken into custody at a central London police station where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as is possible.
“The MPS had a duty to execute the warrant, on behalf of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, and was invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.”
Yesterday, Fidel Narvaez, the former Consul of Ecuador to London, said: “The Ecuadorian embassy is not protecting Assange any more.”It is doing everything possible to end the asylum.”