Wikkileaks Founder, Julian Julian Arrange has been arrested outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Assange was arrested following the withdrawal of asylum by the government of Ecuador.
He was arrested based on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates Court on June 29, 201l2 fllowing his refusal to surrender to court.
A Metropolitan Police statement read:
“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“
The Police added that 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”, the police said.