Assange Arrested in the U.K. After Ecuador Lifts Asylum [Videos]

Assange Arrested in the U.K. After Ecuador Lifts Asylum [Videos]


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by the U.K. Metro Police after Ecuador withdrew his asylum, almost seven years after he sought refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London. While being arrested, he screamed, “UK must resist, you can resist!””

The U.K. Home Secretary said, “No one is above the law.”

“Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law. He has hidden from the truth for years,” British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted. “Thank you Ecuador and President @Lenin Moreno for your cooperation with @foreignoffice to ensure Assange faces justice.”

Assange released reams of secret documents that embarrassed the United States government. Wikileaks has started a fund for his defense.

The United States will seek his extradition but the U.S. has the death penalty and the Ecuadorean President says he has an agreement with the U.K. not to extradite him to a country with the death penalty[…]

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