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    WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arrested in London as Ecuador Withdraws Political Asylum (84)

    The WikiLeaks has accused Ecuador of “illegally terminating Assange's political asylum in violation of international law,” after he was arrested by the British police inside the Ecuadorian embassy on Thursday.

    The WikiLeaks founder, who has been granted asylum by Ecuador since 2012, was taken into custody at a central London police station on 11 April where he will remain, before being presented before Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as is possible, according to the Metropolitan Police.

    Supporters and critics of Julian Assange rushed to social media to speak out on the whistleblower's detainment. 

    READ MORE: WikiLeaks' Founder Julian Assange Has Been Arrested — UK Police

    Following the arrest, the UK Minister of State for Europe and Americas, Sir Alan Duncan said:

    "It is absolutely right that Assange will face justice in the proper way in the UK. It is for the courts to decide what happens next. We are very grateful to the Government of Ecuador under President Moreno for the action they have taken."

    READ MORE: WikiLeaks Marks 10 Years of Whistleblowing

    WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arrested in London as Ecuador Withdraws Political Asylum (84)


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