According to a concise statement released by London’s Metropolitan Police Service, Assange has been arrested instantly after the Ecuadorian establishment today withdraws asylum.
As per the police officials, he has now been taken into custody at a central London police station, from where he will be accessible before Westminster Magistrates’ Court as soon as possible. Furthermore, he will also have rights to defend his case with proper legal support.
Assange was nominated as criminal by British police for failing to surrender to the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in August 2012, while he was under inquiry for sexual assault and rape allegations in Sweden.
Although Sweden dropped its initial investigation into the rape charge against Julian Assange in 2017, Assange intends not to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy because he was afraid of extradition to the United States.
In the United States, Assange is fronting federal charges for leaking diplomatic cables and military papers through his famous publication WikiLeaks in 2010 that embarrassed the U.S. governments across the world.
Although U.S. establishments have never officially confirmed the charges against Assange, then last year U.S. prosecutors unintentionally exposed the presence of criminal charges against Assange in a document filed in an unrelated sex crime case.