Explainer Assange taken in and charged in London after seven year refuge in embassy

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Julian Assange dragged from Ecuadors embassy in London and arrestedJulian Assange was arrested today in London and removed from Ecuadors embassy there. But Wikileaks tweeted that Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assanges political asylum in violation of international law. i can confirm julian assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the uk. Nearly 7yrs after entering the Ecuadorean Embassy I can confirm Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK. Officers made the move after Ecuador withdrew Assanges asylum and invited authorities into the embassy citing the Australians bad behavior. The Swedish case has since been dropped but Assange feared US extradition due to his work with WikiLeaks and remained in the embassy. In a statement released Friday Assanges own legal team said that expelling him from the embassy would violate international refugee law

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