He sought refuge in Ecuador’s embassy in London but finally, they gave me up to face the law!
British police have arrested Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange after seven years of hiding away to avoid extradition to Sweden over a atopaual abuse case that has already been dropped.
Mr Assange has been on the radar of the United States who have consistently hounded Ecuador to release him following an extradition request.
Ecuador until today had refused America’s request but eventually gave in after it president terminated Mr Assange’s asylum citing repeated violations of international conventions.
According to London Metropolitan Police, the Wikileaks co-founder was arrested for failing to surrender to the court and in response to a US extradition request.
But Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in withdrawing Mr Assange’s political asylum “in violation of international law”.
The whistle-blower website Wikileaks, was set up in 2006 by Julian Assange 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.
The 47-year-old, had been hiding in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, after seeking asylum there to avoid extradition to Sweden on a rape allegation, a charge he denied and was later dropped.