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BC-WikiLeaks-Assange Arrested, ADVISORY

April 11, 2019

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on both British and U.S. charges.

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Here is a look at the AP’s planned coverage:

TEXT:

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE-ARRESTED: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a British police van on Thursday, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 1100 words, photos, video. Developing.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE ARRESTED-THE LATEST: Latest developments in Assange arrest. Developing.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE: All this might have been avoided if Julian Assange had only gotten his Russian visa in time. As the WikiLeaks founder was carried out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London looking like an indignant hermit yanked from his cave, allies and enemies alike are reviewing his nine-yearlong fight to avoid being shipped to America _ and gearing up for what promises to be an equally dogged fight to come. By Raphael Satter. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1700GMT/1 p.m. Eastern

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE ARRESTED-TRUMP: Assange arrest stands in stark contrast to the praise showered upon his shadowy hacking organization night after night in the stretch run of the 2016 campaign trail from President Donald Trump. By Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker. SENT: 700 words, photos. Will be updated.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE-TIMELINE: Timeline of WikiLeaks and Assange. SENT: 590 words, photos.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE ARRESTED-TAKEAWAYS: A look at what Assange will face if he’s extradited to the US to face charges. By Eric Tucker. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1900 GMT/3 p.m. Eastern

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE ARRESTED-ECUADOR: The relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and officials in Ecuador who granted him asylum had the ups and downs of a salacious telenovela. Once close allies, the rapport between the silver-haired Australian and leaders of the South American nation grew increasingly bitter as feuds emerged over everything from his intervention in the nation’s foreign affairs to the hygiene of his cat. By Gonzalo Solano and Christine Armario. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, by 1900 GMT/3 p.m. Eastern

PHOTOS:

_Photos from outside Ecuador embassy. Pursuing photos additional photos in London and Ecuador, including images of Assange’s arrest. Archive photos Assange have moved.

VIDEO:

_Video edits from outside Ecuador embassy, video reaction from Ecuador president. Pursuing video of Assange’s arrest. Pursuing additional video edits from London, Ecuador and elsewhere.

LIVE:

_Live video from outside Ecuador embassy in London. Pursuing live video of any press conferences and possibly outside court in London, Ecuador and elsewhere.

_Live video from Ecuador of foreign minister Jose Valencia explaining why Assange was stripped of his asylum. 1600GMT-1730GMT/12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Eastern

INTERACTIVES:

_Timeline of WikiLeaks and Assange. By 1700GMT/3 p.m. Eastern

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