'The Daily Show' recaps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's embarrassing arrest


Police bundle WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, centre right, from the Ecuadorian embassy into a police van in London after he was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019.

Some commentators have expressed surprise that the country wasn't given notice, especially as Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy on June 19, 2012 when he had lost his UK Supreme Court appeal against extradition to Sweden.

Julian Assange may yet face rape charges in Sweden as the battle for extradition of the WikiLeaks founder heats up.

In the letter, the MPs and peers urge British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to "give every assistance to Sweden should they want to revive and pursue the investigation".

Australian-born Assange, 47, also faces a charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion in the United States for his alleged role in one of the largest ever leaks of government secrets in 2010.

Julian Assange is assembling an army of lawyers, including barristers who have defeated recent attempts by the United States to extradite hackers from the UK.

Assange's lawyer has previously said he planned to fight any us charges against him.

Following his arrest, however, the alleged rape victim asked that her case now be reopened - but the limitation period on this claim expires in August 2020.

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Despite this support, for Ecuador, which prides itself on its hospitality and spent nearly $1mn a year protecting Assange, his behaviour was seen been by some as a national insult. WikiLeaks has denied those allegations, arguing that Moreno was attempting to deflect attention from corruption allegations against him.

"Julian Assange can not be extradited to Sweden when the European arrest warrant against him was withdrawn as early as May 2017".

The Department of Justice charged Assange with taking part in a computer hacking conspiracy, accusing him of scheming with Chelsea Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, to break a password for a classified government computer.

"But the only extradition request is from US, because he's a whistle-blower on atrocities caused by USA military ops".

According to the Home Office, the home secretary can bring a limited number of factors into consideration when deciding whether to order a person's extradition.

As Assange settled in to his first night in British custody, his allies and enemies alike are gearing up for what promises to be a long, dogged legal slog, not only over his possible extradition to the USA but over how courts should view his actions.

"Our priority should be the 2 alleged victims of sexual violence in Sweden & not a ruse to get him extradited to the USA as a whistleblower".