Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum

image of JA being arrested

James McAuley, Karla Adam, and Ellen Nakashima at the Washington Post report:
British authorities arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday in response to a U.S. extradition request after Ecuador rescinded his asylum at its embassy in London, ending a standoff that lasted nearly seven years.

London's Metropolitan Police said a statement that Assange was "arrested on behalf of the United States authorities" and would "appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court as soon as possible." British police originally sought custody of Assange for jumping bail after Sweden requested his extradition in a separate case stemming from sexual assault allegations.

...U.S. authorities have prepared an arrest warrant and extradition papers, according to a U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Video of the arrest showed a gray-bearded Assange being pulled by British police officers down the steps of the embassy and shoved into a waiting police van. Assange appeared to be physically resisting. His hands were bound in front of him.

Ecuador, which took Assange in when he was facing a Swedish rape investigation in 2012, said it was rescinding asylum because he of his "discourteous and aggressive behavior" and for violating the terms of his asylum.
I have zero interest in giving any more of my time and energy to this fucking guy, whom I presume will actually be freed by Donald Trump as a thank-you for his assistance during the 2016 election.

The only thing I want to say is this: Julian Assange is not a journalist. He waved goodbye to protections that should be afforded to journalists when he decided to be a Kremlin asset under the guise of journalism. If the Trump Regime does punish Assange, it won't be because they hate freedom of the press (although they do), but because they are a bunch of lousy ingrates who want to silence a person who knows all about their collusion with Russia.

Anyway. Here is a place where you can talk about Assange, who is also a sexual abuser, without having anyone shout at you that he is a hero.

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