Julian Assange arrested inside of Ecuadorian embassy in London

For seven years, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London rather than be extradited to Sweden to face rape allegations. Those charges were eventually dropped.  But Assange was still being sought on a U.S. warrant for publishing secrets.  And he jumped bail in the U.K. to avoid extradition. Today, the Ecuadorian ambassador withdrew Assange's political asylum, and the embassy handed him over to Scotland Yard. BBC: Mr Assange, an Australian national, set up Wikileaks in 2006 with the aim of obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images.  The organisation hit the headlines four years later when it released footage of US soldiers killing civilians from a helicopter in Iraq. Former US intelligence analyst Chelsea [Bradley] Manning was arrested in 2010 for disclosing more than 700,000 confidential documents, videos and diplomatic cables to the anti-secrecy website. [He] said [he] only...(Read Full Post)
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