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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested

A K Azad : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-04-11 4:37:14 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-04-12 3:54:25 PM

International Desk: The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at Ecuador's embassy in London on Thursday.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed his arrest on Twitter.

Assange had been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London in 2012 while wanted for questioning over sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

The Swedish case may have since been shelved but he was still wanted by British authorities for jumping bail.

Assange maintained his innocence and claimed the charges were nothing more than an attempt to extradite him to the United States. _Agencies

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