Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2634
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Internal documents belonging to the Ecuadorian government were recently published in part by the website Buzzfeed, show that embassy staff have expressed their concerns about the behaviour of Julian Assange. There were also discussions held between diplomatic staff about how to assist Julian Assange in escaping from the embassy, without him being arrested by the Metropolitan Police Service. What provisions are in place to prevent diplomatic staff being involved in allowing Julian Assange to abscond from the Ecuadorian Embassy?

Answer

Answer for Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy

Answer for Julian Assange leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS remains committed to executing the European Arrest Warrant. Julian Assange is also subject to arrest under the Bail Act, for breach of conditions laid by the High Court.

This is an operational matter for the police who are keeping the situation under review. My Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime continues to make representations on this matter.