Friday, 12 April 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange woke up in a British jail Friday at the start of a likely lengthy extradition battle after a dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador’s London embassy. Within hours of his arrest, the 47-year-old Australia appeared in court for breaching his British bail conditions set back in 2012 and to face a subsequent US extradition request. He was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court and faces up to 12 months in a British prison. Assange moved into the Ecuadorian embassy in June 2012 when a European After Assange was arrested in London, American officials unsealed an indictment against him for computer hacking as part of his WikiLeaks whistleblowing activities. But now various political factions in Europe are fighting for Assange not to be extradited. French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has even said that she believes France should grant Assange asylum.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not have an opinion about the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces the prospect of extradition to the United States over the publishing of secret official information. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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Sweden renewed its extradition request for Julian Assange as it reopened a rape case against him. The U.S. also wants the WikiLeaks founder extradited.
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy came to an end on Thursday when British police dragged him out and arrested him... Firstpost Also reported by •WorldNews