01:25 GMT +325 June 2019
Listen Live
    A supporter of Julian Assange holds a poster after prosecutor Ingrid Isgren from Sweden arrived at Ecuador's embassy to interview him in London

    WATCH Situation Outside Belmarsh Prison Where Assange is Believed to Be Held

    © REUTERS / Peter Nicholls
    Europe
    Get short URL
    WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arrested in London as Ecuador Withdraws Political Asylum (83)
    0 132

    The WikiLeaks founder is allegedly being held at HM Prison Belmarsh after having been removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and arrested earlier on Thursday. The same day, Assange was found guilty of breaching his bail at Westminster Magistrates Court and is now facing up to 12 months in jail.

    Assange had been taking refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012 following rape charges brought against him in Sweden, which he repeatedly denied. Despite the fact that Stockholm cancelled the probe in 2017, Assange was still threatened with possible extradition to the US, where he faces computer hacking charges and could receive five years' imprisonment.

    Follow Sputnik's Live Feed to Find Out More!

    Topic:
    WikiLeaks Founder Assange Arrested in London as Ecuador Withdraws Political Asylum (83)

    Related:

    Kremlin on Assange's Arrest: Non-Compliant With Principles of Media Freedom
    Assange to Get No 'Special Treatment' From Canberra - Australian PM
    Hillary Clinton Gloats Over Assange's Arrest in London, Twitter Hits Back
    Anonymous Issues Chilling Threat to 'Enemies of People' Over Assange's Arrest
    Petition Urging UK Not to Hand Over Assange to US Gets Over 40,000 Signatures
    Assange's Arrest is Example of Double Standard - Ex-Ecuadorian President
    Tags:
    prison, Julian Assange, United Kingdom
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik