April 11, 2019 / 12:59 PM / 2 months ago

May says Assange arrest shows no one above the law

British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera?

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday and said it showed that no one was above the law.

“I am sure that the whole House will welcome the news this morning that the Metropolitan Police have arrested Julian Assange for breach of bail, after nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy,” she told parliament.

“This goes to show that in the United Kingdom, no one is above the law.”

Reporting by William James and Kylie MacLellan; editing by Stephen Addison

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