Julian Assange Found Guilty in U.K. Court

Thursday - 11/04/2019 12:35
CREDIT: ROB PINNEY/LNP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
CREDIT: ROB PINNEY/LNP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK
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Julian Assange has been found guilty of failing to surrender to authorities in Britain. Following his arrest Thursday morning the WikiLeaks founder was taken before Westminster Magistrates Court later in the day to answer the charge he was officially arrested for, dating from a 2012 warrant.

The U.K. judge hearing the case called Assange’s behavior that “of a narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest.”

Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London Thursday morning by Scotland Yard officers, who were invited into the embassy by the the Ecuadorean ambassador following the South American government’s withdrawal of asylum. Assange took refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden on allegations of sexual assault. Although that case has since been dropped, a British arrest warrant remained open for the WikiLeaks founder “for failing to surrender” to authorities.

The activist’s friend Pamela Anderson, a frequent visitor during his time at the embassy, attacked the U.K. government on Twitter for its actions.

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 Keywords: Julian Assange, WikiLeaks

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