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Julian Assange Arrested in London on “Behalf Of US Authorities”

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Update (8:30 am ET): Reporters have uncovered some more information about the circumstances surrounding Assange’s arrest. But first, former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, who initially welcomed Assange when the Wikileaks founder sought asylum in 2012, derided his successor, Lenin Moreno, as “corrupt” and accused him of committing a crime that “humanity will never forgive.”

Rafael Correa@MashiRafael

The greatest traitor in Ecuadorian and Latin American history, Lenin Moreno, allowed the British police to enter our embassy in London to arrest Assange.
Moreno is a corrupt man, but what he has done is a crime that humanity will never forget.Barnaby Nerberka@barnabynerberkaBREAK: Full @Ruptly video of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest by British police this morning4,4436:37 PM – Apr 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy3,572 people are talking about this

The Guardian has confirmed that the US has confirmed what Assange’s lawyer said about the US extradition request…the wheels that will ultimately bring Assange to the US to face espionage charges have already been put in motion.

Ewen MacAskill@ewenmacaskill

US did not waste any time putting in extradition request for Assange. Terrible precedent if journalist/publisher ends up in US jail for Iraq war logs and state department cables.5637:48 PM – Apr 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy323 people are talking about this

Ewen MacAskill@ewenmacaskill

US grand jury behind Assange charges met in secret in 2010 after Guardian, Der Spiegel, NYT published cables. Why are they not being prosecuted? Only difference would be if Assange accused of encouraging Chelsea Manning to leak them?918:13 PM – Apr 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy78 people are talking about this

And we finally have an answer about the book/magazine that Assange was seen clutching as he was dragged out of the embassy: Gore Vidal’s “history of the national security state.”

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Cassandra Fairbanks@CassandraRules

Everyone is asking what Julian is holding. It’s Gore Vidal’s History of the National Security State.2798:07 PM – Apr 11, 2019201 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy


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