Julian Assange's journey from political asylum at Ecuadorian Embassy to prison: A timeline of key events in legal saga
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven-year hideout in Ecuador's London embassy came to an end on Thursday when British police dragged him out and arrested him based on an extradition request put across by the US.
The foreign ministry, central bank, president's office, internal revenue service, and more were targeted.
Julian Assange arrest: Dark moment for press freedom, says Edward Snowden; no one is above the law, warns Theresa May
Fellow free-speech activists and American whistle-blower Edward Snowden had a message for journalists covering Assange's arrest, as he informed them that the United Nations had formally ruled Assange's "detention to be arbitrary, a violation of human rights." "They have repeatedly issued statements calling for him to walk free–including very recently," Snowden said.
British police arrests Julian Assange; WikiLeaks alleges 'blackmail' over footage from inside Ecuador embassy in London
British police arrested Julian Assange, a day after WikiLeaks claimed it was being blackmailed by "dubious characters" who had obtained security camera footage of Assange inside Ecuador's embassy in London