Assange lands in London jail | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, April 13, 2019

Assange lands in London jail

Unlikely to be extradited soon due to nature of UK-US treaty; UN calls for fair trial

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange woke up in a British jail yesterday at the start of a likely lengthy extradition battle after a dramatic end to his seven-year stay in Ecuador's London embassy.

Within hours of police hauling him out of the embassy, the 47-year-old Australian appeared in court for breaching his British bail conditions back in 2012 and to face a subsequent US extradition request.

After Assange was arrested and dragged into a police van in the British capital, American officials unsealed an indictment against him for computer hacking as part of his WikiLeaks whistle-blowing activities.

The Sun tabloid reported he was being held in Wandsworth prison in south London, where he spent n