Assange arrested in Britain

julian-assange.jpegWikileaks' Julian Assange was arrested today in Britain. The charges stem from an inquiry in Sweden, where he was accused of sex offenses.

"Officers from the Metropolitan Police extradition unit have this morning arrested Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape," the police said in a statement.

"Today's actions against our editor-in-chief Julian Assange won't affect our operations: we will release more cables tonight as normal," Wikileaks said on its Twitter account.

Assange was attending a scheduled meeting with police, following their announcement yesterday that 'all the paperwork' necessary to issue an arrest warrant had been received.