Julian Assange arrested by UK police, charged with hacking in the US


UK police officers arrested today Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks project that for years leaked state secrets from governments all over the world. London’s Metropolitan Police Service announced the arrest earlier today.

“Julian Assange, 47, (03.07.71) has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador, Hans Crescent, SW1 on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 29 June 2012, for failing to surrender to the court,” Met Police said in a short statement.

Assange has now been taken from Ecuador’s embassy and is now at a central London police station. Met Police said Assange will be arraigned before Westminster Magistrates’ Court “as soon as is possible.”

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Source: ZDNet