Sky News has confirmed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London.
Assange was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on a European Arrest Warrant, onÂ behalf of the Swedish authorities over allegations he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden.
It is thought that the Wikileaks founder was arrested byÂ appointmentÂ at 9:30am and is dueÂ to appear at City of Westminster Magistratesâ Court later today.
You canât go minutes without hearing something regarding Wikileaks with today being no exception. The whistleblowing website has been subject to intense criticism from governments all over the world when it published confidential cables sent between senior US military officials just over a week ago.
The website then experienced minor downtime when EasyDNS pulled its DNS services that supported the site. Whilst the site remained available via direct IP addresses, Wikileaks immediately set about moving its operation to Switzerland, re-emerging with a new Wikileaks.ch domain.
In an effort to keep its acquired information readily accessible even while under duress the site started accepting mass mirroring across domains around the world. The list of mirrors which you can be found here currently lists overÂ 355 sites with a number of them including IPV6 protocol.
Assange mustÂ must appear before the Magistrates court before 12.30pm, unless a judge gives permissionÂ for a later hearing. It is thought that he is still not aware of the full allegations against him.
More as it happens.