The infamous Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange was arrested earlier today at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Assange was granted refuge in the embassy in 2012 while he was on bail over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden.
“Nearly seven years after entering the Ecuadorian embassy, I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK,” UK’s Home Secretary, Sajid Javid said. “I would like to thank Ecuador for its cooperation and @metpoliceuk for its professionalism. No one is above the law.”
Apparently he was arrested for failing to surrender to the court. Also Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno said they withdrew Mr Assange’s asylum after his repeated violations to international conventions.
The Met police said that they had the duty to execute the warrant on behalf of the Westminster magistrates court following the Ecuadorian government’s withdrawal of asylum.
According to Reuters, the UK police have said that Julian Assange has been further arrested in relation to an extradition warrant on behalf the US authorities.
WikiLeaks is the organization known for having a database and publishing secret information that are provided by anonymous sources. They claim to have a database of 10 million documents in the over 10 years since it was first launched.
They have dropped some really hard hitting dumps which include expenditures in the Afghanistan war to footage of a Baghdad airstrike, classified US State Department diplomatic cables, secret files relating to prisoners detained in Guantanamo Bay and even corruption investigation right here in Kenya.