The arrest on Thursday of WikiLeaks portal founder Julian Assange responded to a US extradition request as well as the violation of parole conditions in 2012, Scotland Yard reported.
Assange was arrested Thursday in the interior of the embassy of Ecuador in London, where he was a refugee, after the government of that Latin American country decided to withdraw political asylum.
The computer and activist is being held “on behalf of the United States authorities” and “under Section 73 of the Extradition Act. He is in police custody and will appear before the Court of Magistrates of Westminster (London) as soon as possible, “said a police spokesman. (I)