WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, have been arrested by British police after Ecuador withdrew his asylum.
Assange has been living in the Ecuador embassy since 2012 when he sought refuge there after being accused of sexual assault in Sweden.
British Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, confirmed Assange’s arrest on his twitter handle.
“I can confirm that Julian Assange is now in police custody and rightly facing justice in the UK,” Javid said.
“No one is above the law,” he added.
He thanked Ecuador for its “cooperation” in the long-running case.
Meanwhile, WikiLeaks has accused Ecuador of breaching international law by withdrawing Assange’s asylum, adding that the country’s ambassador to United Kingdom had invited police into the embassy building to carry out the arrest.
“Ecuador has illegally terminated Assange political asylum in violation of international law,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter handle.
Assange is due to appear in court later on Thursday. He faces prosecution for breaching the conditions of his bail in Britain in 2012.
He had refused to leave the embassy, fearing extradition to the United States where WikiLeaks said he faces charges over his website publishing huge caches of hacked State Department and Pentagon files.
WikiLeaks had warned last week that a revocation of Assange’s asylum could happen within “hours to days”, citing sources in Ecuador.