Julian Assange Arrested on a European Arrest Warrant in London, England

Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service’s Extradition Unit have this morning arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape.

Julian Assange, 39 (dob 03/07/71), was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station at 09.30 today.

He is accused by the Swedish authorities of one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010.

Assange is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court today.

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