WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 47, is known for his release of secret United States government documents during the last Presidential election. He was arrested this morning by the British police at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, because of his connection to an extradition warrant.
The warrant was filed by the United States, which raises that possibility that Assange might be put on trial there for charges related to releasing the documents.
Remarks From President Lenín Moreno of Ecuador
Lenín Moreno said on Twitter this morning that Mr. Assange was no longer being sheltered in his country because of his “repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.” It is partly this decision that helped pave a path for British Authorities to be able to detain Assange.
He also faces charges from a warrant issued by the Westminister Magistrates’ Court on June 29, 2012, and is suspected of aiding Russian interference in the 2016 US Presidential election.
Mr. Assange doesn’t deny his attempt of smearing Hillary Clinton by releasing her emails, but he has held firm that he did not get the emails from Russia. Those emails were recently mentioned during Michael Cohen’s testimony against Trump to Congress.
Julian Assange “Looks Very Bad”
Others were also quick to comment on this news, including celebrity Pamela Anderson, who wrote on Twitter, “I am in shock. I couldn’t hear clearly what he said? He looks very bad.”
I am in shock..
I couldn’t hear clearly what he said?
He looks very bad.
How could you Equador ?
(Because he exposed you).
How could you UK. ?
Of course – you are America’s bitch and
you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit.
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
At the time of writing, it is unclear if Assange will make it into court today. Because of his appearance, he may need a medical assessment to first be conducted. If he is to appear today, he would need to be at the court by 2 pm.