Julian Assange WikiLeaks

The arrest of Julian Assange yesterday came as no surprise. Last week there had been the revelation from inside the Ecuadorian camp that the arrest was imminent and so it came to pass. The real issue now is what happens to Assange in the weeks and months ahead.

Julian Assange sought asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012 because he feared that he would be extradited to the US to face charges connected with the publication in 2010 of volumes of material concerning the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.