The US, British and French navies are lauching anti-mine exercises off Bahrain’s coast to support the free movement of trade in the waters of the Gulf region. “The mine threat is one that really can be deployed anywhere in the region,” Commander Wade Hilderbrand of the US Navy says.
Dozens of Julian Assange sympathisers gather outside the Foreign Ministry of Ecuador to protest against Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and in favor of Julian Assange who was handed over to British authorities in London.
Julian Assange arrives at the Wesminster Magistrates Court after he was arrested by British police at the Ecuadoran embassy. Assange faces up to five years in jail on a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer,” according to a statement.
Julian Assange’s lawyer says the WikiLeaks founder will be “contesting and fighting” a US request for his extradition following his arrest by British police. SOUNDBITE
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and into a British police van, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the US. (April 11)
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Julian Assange arrives at the Wesminster Magistrates Court after he was arrested by British police at the Ecuadoran embassy. Assange faces up to five years in jail on a federal charge of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer,” according to a statement. IMAGES of Assange arriving in police van
Police vans arrive to the London court where Julian Assange, who was arrested by British police at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, is expected to arrive. IMAGES of three police vans outside Wesminster Magistrates Court
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt thanked Ecuador president Lenin Moreno for breaking the impasse over Julian Assange’s asylum, saying the Wikileaks founder had tried to escape justice and was ‘no hero’.
Assange was arrested a day after WikiLeaks accused Ecuador’s government of an ‘extensive spying operation” against him.’
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British police have arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London after his asylum was withdrawn, the police said in a statement.
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