Assange arrested following the withdrawal of asylum by the Ecuadorian government


The Swedish Prosecution Authority said it will issue a statement on Julian Assange’s arrest later today.

Elisabeth Massi Fritz, lawyer for one of the two women who accused Assange in 2010, told Swedish media:

My client and I have just received the news that Assange has been arrested. That’s what we have been waiting and hoping for for almost seven years has now happened as clearly a shock to my client. We will do everything we can to ensure that the prosecutors resume the Swedish preliminary investigation so that Assange can be extradited to Sweden and prosecuted for rape.

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Jen Robinson, one of Assange’s legal team, claims the arrest was made in relation to a US extradition request.

Just confirmed: #Assange has been arrested not just for breach of bail conditions but also in relation to a US extradition request. @wikileaks @khrafnsson

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