WikiLeaks Boss Assange Arrives At UK Court After Being Arrested


wikileaks-founder-and-editor-in-chief-julian-assangeWikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has arrived at a court in London after he was arrested by British police over assault claims made in Sweden. The elusive 39-year-old Australian was earlier detained by Scotland Yard officers after he voluntarily went to a police station in central London.

Speaking outside City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Mr Assange’s lawyer Mark Stephens said his client is “fine”.

Asked about the meeting with police, he replied: “It was very cordial. They have verified his identity. They are satisfied he is the real Julian Assange and we are ready to go into court.”

Police contacted Mr Assange’s lawyer last night after receiving a fresh European arrest warrant from Swedish authorities, as anger grows in the US over the latest leaked embassy cables by the whistleblowing website.

Mr Stephens, who has labelled the move a “political stunt”, has warned any attempt to extradite Mr Assange will be resisted, “mainly on the grounds that he may be handed over to the Americans”.

Assange is soon to appear before magistrates so a decision can be made about whether the warrant is appropriate for extradition.

It is thought Mr Assange has been hiding in the south east of England.

Marshall added: “It’s important to remember that Mr Assange has not been charged with anything, he only wants to be interviewed as a witness, so magistrates may decide they’re not happy with sending him to Sweden but that it’s ok for police to come over here to interview him.

“But if magistrates decide otherwise and he is extradited, the Swedish police will interview him and then decide whether there is enough evidence to go to trial or not.”

WikiLeaks, which has seen its bank accounts cancelled and its websites attacked since releasing the diplomatic cables, has vowed to keep operating as normal despite Mr Assange’s arrest.

There is a growing clamour in the US for something to be done even if they’re not completely sure what that should be.

WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson told Sky News the website would continue with its plan to make more releases today and in the coming days despite the “outrageous attack on the fundamentals of speech and the press”.

Officials in Washington are said to be watching developments “very closely”.

Sky News’ US correspondent Greg Milam said: “There is a growing clamour in the US for something to be done even if they’re not completely sure what that should be.

“The big fear for everyone here is what comes next. What will be contained in the next leak of documents and how damaging will that be?”

{Sky News/}


  1. Can someone please tell me what color hair this guy has? The pictures of him seem to offer many different colors. (while it’s still Chanuka now, some of us are already thinking Purim costumes)

  2. this is a reminder & a wake-up call from Hashem that Noone can FULLY hide their information or their money etc… FROM EVERYONE. HASHEM SEES EVERYTHING & RUNS THE WORLD FROM A TO Z we are just messengers to do our mission in this world befor the true world upstairs…

    in todays economy & todays generation, lots of people think they can hide their money from the IRS from working off the books… or report less income so they can get benefits from government programs like WIC & HUD etc…

    ALL OF THESE ACTS ARE PURE CORRUPTION & A GREAT CHILUL HASHEM IF ANYONE PERSONALLY FINDS OUT. a dishonest person only brings destruction upon himself & can never be successful in life…