London Police Send Assange Extradition Notice

By Alex Johnston, Epoch Times
June 28, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leavs Belmarsh Magistrates Court on February 11, 2011 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leavs Belmarsh Magistrates Court on February 11, 2011 in London, England. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

British authorities sent WikiLeaks’s founder Julian Assange a notice to present himself at a London police station on Friday to begin the extradition process. The notice was sent to him at the Ecuador Embassy in London where he went to ask for asylum, it was reported.

Assange has spent more than a week at the embassy in an attempt to avoid being sent to Sweden where he faces questioning over sex crimes. Assange denies the charges and says he is being charged for political reasons.

A spokesperson with the Metropolitan Police said that Assange’s “failing to surrender would be a further breach of conditions and he is liable to arrest,” reported the Guardian. Assange has already violated the conditions of bail by failing to reside at a specified address.

Ecuador has said that Assange will be protected by the country while it looks over his application for asylum.

On Sunday, Ecuador ambassador to the U.K. Anna Alban flew home to Quito to discuss Assange’s application for asylum with President Rafael Correa.

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