WikiLeaks' Assange arrested at Ecuador embassy in London

Julian Assange Arrested In London

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested by London Police at Ecuadorian Embassy

Speaking on Thursday Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Assange's arrest showed no one is above the law.

"It will be a matter for the legal system to proceed, he should receive the support any other Australian citizens should receive", the opposition leader told reporters.

He "has been detained simply for investigation purposes", she said, adding he had taken foreign trips with former Ecuadoran foreign minister Ricardo Patino, who gave political asylum to Assange in 2012. "This and other publications have confirmed the world's suspicion that Mr Assange is still linked to WikiLeaks and therefore involved in interfering in internal affairs of other states", Moreno said.

Assange was arrested after Ecuador's Embassy in London made a decision to expel him from their building on Thursday, ending his nearly seven-year long stay. He was arrested on charges that he skipped bail in the United Kingdom in 2012 and at the request of U.S. authorities, London's Metropolitan Police said. After his arrest, Assange was taken to court in London and was convicted on a charge of skipping bail in 2012.

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"When Australians travel overseas and the find themselves in difficulties with the law, they face the judicial systems of those countries", he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Sweden is reportedly considering re-opening the sexual assault charges.

Assange refused to step foot outside the embassy over fears of arrest. Assange was arrested earlier Thursday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and the US has charged him with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer at the Pentagon. One was the release of the "collateral murder" video that showed a USA helicopter crew callously gunning down Iraqi civilians in 2007, further exposing the murderous nature of the US occupation of that country.

Moreno said his country "had reached its limit" with Assange in a statement reported by the BBC that cited WikiLeaks' January 2019 release of secret Vatican documents.

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