Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/12/07/wikileaks_assange_arrested/

ASSANGE ARRESTED in London - in court later today

Wiki-lord cuffed 'by appointment'

By John Oates

Posted in Policy, 7th December 2010 10:51 GMT

Wikileaks spokesman Julian Assange has been arrested by police in London and will appear in court later today.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard said: "Assange was arrested by appointment at a central London police station at 9.30 this morning.

"He will appear at City of Westminster magistrates later today."

Thirty-nine-year old Assange was arrested by the Met's Extradition Unit on behalf of Swedish authorities. He was arrested on a European arrest warrant issued by Sweden.

The Metropolitan Police said: "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." ®