Tuesday, December 7, 2010
At last the one man army fell. Yes, Assange who made many world powers restless for the last few weeks ogt under custody. British police arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 7th December 2010 on a European warrant issued by Sweden.
Swedish prosecutors issued the arrest order for the 39-year-old Australian who is wanted on suspicion of committing sexual crimes, which he denies. Assange was arrested at 9:30 a.m. local time and was due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrate's Court later in the day, London's Metropolitan Police said.
Assange has been hiding out at an undisclosed location in Britain since WikiLeaks began publishing hundreds of U.S. diplomatic cables online last month. It has been battered by Web attacks, cut off by Internet service providers and is the subject of a criminal investigation in the United States, where officials say the release jeopardized national security and diplomatic efforts around the world.
Assange's lawyer had earlier arranged to deliver him to British police for questioning in the sex-crimes investigation.
Assange is wanted on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion in Sweden, and the case could lead to his extradition.
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