United Kingdom police say 'obliged' to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy
United Kingdom police say 'obliged' to arrest Assange if he leaves embassy
19 May, 2017, 23:06
The WikiLeaks founder, who has long denied the allegation, has been holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012 to avoid Sweden's extradition request.
Long added: "Ecuador was clear from the outset that it would fully co-operate with the Swedish justice system". He did not take shouted questions from the reporters assembled outside and would not say if he plans to leave the embassy located in the posh Knightsbridge neighborhood.
The sun-starved WikiLeaks provocateur, looking healthy if pale, emerged Friday afternoon to address the media in the open air of the embassy's balcony.
Throughout his time under house arrest and then in the Ecuadorean Embassy, Assange has received no assistance from the Australian government; in his memoir of his time as Foreign Minister under Julia Gillard, Bob Carr joked about deliberately trying to enrage Assange supporters.
"Westminster Magistrates' Court issued a warrant for the arrest of Julian Assange following him failing to surrender to the court on the 29 June 2012", the department said in a statement.
The UK government declined to comment Friday on whether the US has asked for Assange's extradition, but last month US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Assange's arrest was a "priority".
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Chief Prosecutor Marianne Ny filed a request to the Stockholm District Court to revoke his arrest warrant, apparently ending a seven-year stand-off, the BBC reported.
The country's director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said the preliminary rape and sexual assault probe has been discontinued.
Assange could fight any US extradition request in the British courts, a process that could take years.
Through means of legal assistance provided by the Ecuadorian Republic, Ecuadorian prosecutors interviewed Julian Assange on 14-15 November 2016 in London.
The statement, however, noted that Assange was "wanted for a much less serious offence" than before and said the force would "provide a level of resourcing which is proportionate to that offence".
Ms Ny said the motive for her decision was that there is no reason to believe the decision to surrender Mr Assange to Sweden can be executed in the foreseeable future.
Wikileaks tweeted on Friday morning: "UK refuses to confirm or deny whether it has already received a USA extradition warrant for Julian Assange".
WikiLeaks says the ball is now in Britain's court after Sweden's decision to drop its rape investigation of Julian Assange.
Britain and the USA have an extradition treaty, so if Assange leaves the Ecuadorian Embassy where he's claimed asylum, the British could arrest him and send him to the US.
A Swedish court upholds the European arrest warrant against Assange. "Focus now moves to United Kingdom".
August 13 - Swedish prosecutors drop investigations into the allegations of sexual assault against Assange because they had run out of time to bring charges but continue with investigations over the rape allegation. A spokesman for Britain's Crown Prosecution Service told AFP his case would be referred to a judge, and he could face a maximum jail term of one year. He has been there ever since, fearing that if he is arrested he might ultimately be extradited to the United States.
The investigation was dropped days after Chelsea Manning, who provided WikiLeaks with classified intelligence on Iraq and Afghanistan that shocked the world, was freed from prison.
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He also said the case was politically motivated, as it followed massive Wikileaks dumps of secret U.S. military reports that year. Julian Assange's lawyer is asking French president Emmanuel Macron to intervene in support of the WikiLeaks founder.
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