Wikileaks' Assange faces arrest for breaching bail conditions

Summary:Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has breached his bail conditions and faces arrest, the Metropolitan Police has said.The anti-secrecy activist spent Tuesday night at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has breached his bail conditions and faces arrest, the Metropolitan Police has said.

The anti-secrecy activist spent Tuesday night at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Fearing extradition to the US via Sweden, he has asked Ecuador for political asylum.

However, he is supposed to be under house arrest, and this is the bail condition that was breached.

"He is subject to arrest for breaching bail conditions," a Metropolitan Police spokesman told ZDNet UK on Wednesday morning. "He was supposed to be at a nominated address between 10pm and 8am today. We were notified at 10.20 last night that he breached that condition."

Assange's bail has been put up by supporters including celebrities such as Jemima Khan and Ken Loach.

"Officers are aware of his location at The Ecuador Embassy in Hans Crescent, London," the Met said in a separate statement.

Topics: Telcos

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