‘No special treatment’ for Assange, says Australia PM

‘No special treatment’ for Assange, says Australia PM

London police say they've arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy, it was reported on Thursday, April 11, 2019.

In 2012, Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden, which had issued a warrant for his arrest on sexual harassment and rape charges.

The development emerged as Assange spent his first night in custody after being convicted of breaching bail following a dramatic arrest at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he had been holed up for seven years.

British authorities will now also consider whether to extradite him to the States, where he is facing one charge relating to the accessing of confidential information.


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy to address waiting supporters and media, in London, Feb. 5, 2016.

"Today I announced that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of Mr". He also said the action was taken after a USA extradition request.

Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says that Julian Assange's arrest in the United Kingdom is "an attack on worldwide law".

Wikileaks tweeted that Assange was taken to a Westminster magistrate court.


The police said they were invited into the embassy by Ecuador's ambassador after the Ecuadorian government withdrew Assange's asylum.

"Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law", Mr. Hunt said on Twitter.

The circumstances of yesterday's arrest at the embassy are complex and involve multiple worldwide jurisdictions.

In a tweet, WikiLeaks said Ecuador "has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of global law". The court, after finding him guilty of skipping bail, reserved his sentence for a later date.


The true motivation behind USA wars are economic plunder and political domination, but the government has to hide behind noble causes like human rights and democracy to conceal their true aims and make their acts of aggression more palatable to public opinion. He's lived in a cramped room in the embassy and, even though Ecuador granted him citizenship, he couldn't leave the embassy without being arrested on the United Kingdom warrant.

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