WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
He's been holed up there since 2012 to avoid being extradited to the US to face charges relating to the website leaking classified documents.
The British Foreign Office says the arrest follows "extensive" dialogue with Ecuador.
This man is a son, a father, a brother. He has won dozens of journalism awards. He's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize every year since 2010. Powerful actors, including CIA, are engaged in a sophisticated effort to dehumanise, delegitimize and imprison him. #ProtectJulian pic.twitter.com/dVBf1EcMa5
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) April 11, 2019
The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has tweeted his reaction, saying Assange is "no hero":
Julian Assange is no hero and no one is above the law. He has hidden from the truth for years. Thank you Ecuador and President @Lenin Moreno for your cooperation with @foreignoffice to ensure Assange faces justice
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) April 11, 2019