Police Order Assange to Surrender

They say it's the first step toward extradition
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 28, 2012 3:19 PM CDT
Police Order Assange to Surrender
People stand next to protest placards depicting Julian Assange on the stairs outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.   (Getty Images)

Julian Assange has been ordered to turn himself in to a London police station tomorrow, in what police say is the "first step" toward extraditing him to Sweden. If he doesn't show up by 11:30am, he'll be in breach of his bail conditions, "and he is liable to arrest," a police spokesman said, according to the Guardian. But Assange is currently seeking asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy, and the British Foreign Office says he's "beyond the reach of police" as long as he's inside. (More Julian Assange stories.)

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