U.S. Department of Justice also confirmed today that Assange would face extradition proceedings for his alleged role in "one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States." Following his arrest on Thursday, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno tweeted, "In a sovereign decision, Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols."
However, WikiLeaks said Ecuador had acted illegally in terminating Mr Assange's political asylum "in violation of international law." Assange's arrest comes a day after WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson accused the Ecuadorian government of an extensive spying operation against Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy. Assange, the 47-year-old Australian hacker, founded WikiLeaks in 2006 and has since made many high-profile revelations through the platform, exposing 'dirty' secrets of several political parties, individuals, and government organizations across the world.