Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London

Posted On April 11th, 2019 - 12:10 pm | by Oil and gas press

British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on a 7-year-old warrant early Thursday 11 April, at the Embassy of Ecuador in London.

“Julian Assange, 47, 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 Metropolitan Police said in a statement.


Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno said the decision to withdraw Assange’s asylum status followed his ‘discourteous and aggressive behaviour’ in continuing to work with WikiLeaks while housed at the embassy.

Assange, is an Australian native and founded the website WikiLeaks in 2006.

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