1. Main
  2. Learn
  3. Incidents
  4. Crime

British plans to arrest Assange accidentally revealed

British plans to arrest Assange accidentally revealed British plans to arrest Assange accidentally revealed
British police accidentally let slip their plans to arrest Julian Assange should he leave the Ecuadoran embassy in London, with pictures of their notes appearing in newspapers Saturday, AFP reports. A policeman outside the embassy was photographed carrying a handwritten document marked "restricted" and "decision -- supporting rationale". It said the WikiLeaks founder was to be arrested "under all circumstances" should he step outside the embassy, which is situated in a mansion block next to the luxury Harrods department store, in the plush Knightsbridge district. The document suggested that if the 41-year-old Australian attempted to leave the embassy in a vehicle, under diplomatic immunity or in a diplomatic bag, then he should be arrested. "The document is one officer's notes from a briefing," a Scotland Yard spokesman said. "Our objective is to arrest Julian Assange for breach of bail. Under no circumstances would any arrest be made which was in breach of diplomatic immunity." Assange, having exhausted all his legal options in Britain to avoid extradition to Sweden -- where he is wanted for questioning over sex crime allegations -- walked into the Ecuadoran embassy on June 19 and claimed asylum. Quito has granted the request. Assange fears he would be passed on to the United States, which he enraged by releasing a vast cache of its confidential government files. Britain says it is legally obliged to extradite him to fellow European Union member Sweden, should he leave the embassy. The police document reads: "EQ embassy brief -- summary of current position re Assange. "Action required -- Assange to be arrested under all circumstances. "He comes out with dip. immun., as dip. bag. in dip. bag (right to life) in dip. vehicle -- ARRESTED." The document also warns of the "possibility of distraction", suggesting police fear that his supporters might try to cause a commotion, providing Assange with enough cover to leave. The Organization of American States declared "solidarity and support" Friday for Ecuador in its position over Assange. The meeting was convened at Ecuador's request to consider a resolution rejecting any attempt to put at risk the "inviolability" of its London embassy. In the resolution, the 34-member regional body rejected "any attempt that might put at risk the inviolability of the premises of diplomatic missions."

Nobel prizewinner proposes a new city in KZ
New abnormal snowfalls expected in Kazakhstan
Huge glacier retreat triggered in 1940s
Hyperloop construction begins in Las Vegas
"Moonlight" to top Spirit Awards nominations
Oil prices fall due to investors uncertainty
New dwarf galaxy discovered around Milky Way
Kanat Islam becomes a top ten WBO boxer
World oil prices continue to rise
Kazakhstan expects warming - Kazhydromet
Merkel to seek fourth term as chancellor
Sale of Tintin drawings set to break records
US, EU stocks fall as markets focus on dollar
Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade
EU warns eight nations on budget deficit
Universiade-2017: Athletic Village is ready
Bob Dylan can't make Nobel ceremony
Messi will never leave Barca - club president
Google, Facebook take aim at 'fake' news
Aerosmith announces Europe 'farewell' tour
Putin, Trump to normalise US-Russia ties
At least 10 hurt in southern Turkey blast
6.2 quake hits western Japan
OPEC agrees shock oil output cut
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
US to give Philippines military planes
Singapore wages war on Zika-bearing mosquitoes
Italy quake death toll nears 250
Viral photos add fuel to French burkini debate
18 dead as Italy struck by powerful quake
Japan's first lady visits Pearl Harbor
Pokemon's a no-go on Bangkok's roads
July was Earth's hottest month in modern times
Pakistan rock climbers scale new heights