According to a report by BBC, Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks co-founder was arrested by the British police earlier today at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, where he had been living since 2012.


This happened after Ecuador withdrew the asylum granted to him. 

The President of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno tweeted:

The President further added that Assange had repeatedly broken the embassy’s house rules by installing electronic and distortion equipment and blocking security cameras and the move is in accordance with their commitment to human rights.


Home Secretary, Sajid Javid confirmed Assange’s arrest in the following tweet:

Reports suggest that he will face legal proceedings in the UK but could also be extradited to US over the Wikileaks revelations.