The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, remains at the Ecuadorian embassy in London after failing to present himself at a police station at the request of Scotland Yard in order to begin the process of extradition to Sweden over allegations of sexual charges.
Assange remains at the embassy because he fears the United States had secret plans to extradite him to Washington. However Assange remains in breach of his bail conditions, and by failing to report to a police station he is now liable for arrest. The founder of Wikileaks was ordered to present himself at Belgravia police station at 11:30am on Friday.
In a telephone interview on BBC2’s Newsnight, Assange said he had been advised that he was within his rights to ignore an extradition notice presented to him at the Ecuadorian embassy last Thursday. Assange said, “Our advice is that asylum law both domestically and internationally in the UK takes precedence to extradition law, so the answer is almost certainly not.”
Finally Assange reiterated that he has evidence that the US has secret plans to force him to face trial in America. AV