Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Assange Aide Arrested Trying to Leave Ecuador

Assange Aide Arrested Trying to Leave Ecuador

Assange was arrested earlier Thursday by British police at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on a United States extradition warrant, bringing his seven-year stint there to a dramatic close.

Police in London say they've arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean embassy on a court warrant dating back to 2012.

The U.S. Justice Department announced that it is seeking extradition so that the 47-year-old Australian national can face a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to help break a password to a classified U.S. government computer.

Ecuador's recent attempts to stake out a comparatively independent foreign policy, something of which the Assange asylum move was a product, made them a lot of enemies, particularly in the US.

While Prime Minister Scott Morrison says any extradition plans have "nothing to do with Australia", Foreign Minister Marise Payne has responded to fears from Assange's supporters over his possible punishment in the USA, saying Australia is "completely opposed to the death penalty".

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While official International Monetary Fund statements make no specific mentions of Assange, the clear link between the two is likely to continue to loom large, particularly in any United States attempts to secure extradition for Assange after having bought his expulsion and ultimate arrest by Britain.

The British judicial authorities will assess the extradition request from the USA starting with a video session on the same day. "It's not a personal issue about Julian Assange".

Assange had taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since 2012 in order to avoid being extradited to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. "He will receive the same consular support as any other Australians would in these circumstances".

Moreno said most recently, WikiLeaks released Vatican documents, and that before and after the release key members of the organization visited Assange, pointing to his continued relationship with a group "interfering in internal affairs of other states".

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