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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in UK

Press Trust of India  |  London 

has been arrested after seven years in in London, said Thursday.

The said he had been taken into custody and will appear at "as soon as is possible".

The 47-year-old faces allegations that he publicly released secret documents relating to the US.

He had been in the embassy in since 2012.

Assange had originally sought asylum at the embassy after Swedish authorities wanted to quiz him over allegations of sexual assault and rape.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 15:20 IST
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