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    WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested

    British police say they’ve detained Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London after being invited inside by the ambassador. On Twitter, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno said his government withdrew Assange’s asylum “after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.” The controversial 47-year-old first took refuge in the embassy seven years ago to avoid extradition over since-dropped sexual assault allegations in Sweden.

    What happens next? Arrested partly on an American warrant, Assange faces extradition to the United States — where prosecutors unintentionally revealed charges against him last November.

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