WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

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  1. Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. He had taken refuge in the embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over a sexual assault case.
  2. Recently, Eucadorian government had withdrawn his asylum on the grounds that he had repeatedly violated conventions.
  3. Julian Assange is a controversial figure who founded anti-secrecy organization Wikileaks in 2006.  Wikileaks aims at obtaining and publishing confidential documents and images.
  4. Wikileaks made international headlines in 2010 when it released footage of US soldiers killing civilians from a helicopter in Iraq.
  5. Julian Assange has also been alleged of conspiring with Chelsea Manning, former US intelligence analyst, to access classified information on Department of Defense computers of USA. The USA at presents wants to extradite Assange and trial him over charges of computer hacking and espionage.