Julian Assange further arrested, may be extradited to the US

Julian Assange

Yesterday we heard that Ecuador had withdrawn the asylum of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, he was arrested by authorities in the UK.

Now it has been revealed that he has been further arrested in the UK and could face extradition to the US, he has been at the embassy in London since 2012.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that he was further arrested, you can see the official statement from them below.

Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been further arrested on behalf of the United States authorities, at 10:53hrs after his arrival at a central London police station. This is an extradition warrant under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as possible.

The reason that Assange avoided custoday previously was because he feared that he would be extradited to the US and now it looks like that may happen. It has not been revealed as yet on what charges he will be facing in the US.

Source Engadget

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