Earlier it was reported that Ecuador decided to refuse Assange in granting diplomatic asylum because of repeated violations of international conventions.
London police said on Thursday that Assange was arrested on a warrant issued by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court on June 29, 2012 for failing to appear in court.
Assange gained fame in connection with a number of publications, including on US military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and on the conditions of detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. In 2010, the founder of WikiLeaks, when the American authorities became interested in them, came to Sweden, where he intended to get protection, but was soon accused of sex crimes, denying any involvement in it.
A Swedish court put him on the international wanted list, after which Assange was detained in London, but soon released on bail. Since 2012, he has been hiding in the Embassy of Ecuador in the British capital.