Julian Assange's aide arrested trying to leave Ecuador

Clay Curtis
April 13, 2019

Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London early Thursday after Ecuador revoked his diplomatic asylum.

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Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in a video that his government made a "sovereign decision" to revoke Assange's asylum due to "repeated violations to global conventions and daily-life protocols".

The announcement came hours after British police arrested Assange on Thursday, the latest step in a legal drama dating back more than seven years.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces up to a year in prison after a London court on Thursday convicted him of skipping bail and failing to surrender to authorities by hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition on a sexual assault accusation.

He had been living in the embassy, fearing arrest, but the Ecuadoran government says that Assange "repeatedly violated" the conditions of his protection.

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The US warrant was issued in December 2017 and is related to his alleged conspiracy with Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst who leaked a slew of classified materials to WikiLeaks, Assange's lawyer said.

"Today I announce that the discourteous and aggressive behavior of Mr".

The police said they were "invited into the embassy by the Ambassador, following the Ecuadorian government's withdrawal of asylum".

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.

Hillary Clinton said Thursday that Julian Assange - whose organization, WikiLeaks, played a damaging role in her 2016 electoral defeat - needs to "answer for what he has done". 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.

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