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阿桑奇伦敦被捕 或被引渡美国

中国日报网 2019-04-12 14:16


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after he was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Britain April 11, 2019. [Photo/Agencies]


Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

After 2,487 days in the embassy, the 47-year-old was arrested after Ecuador revoked his political asylum and invited Metropolitan police officers inside their Knightsbridge premises, where he has stayed since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations which Assange has always denied.



Revoke,读作[rɪˈvəʊk],表示“撤销、取消、废除”等意思,比如: revoke a student's undergraduate bachelor's degree(取消某人的学士学位)、revoke one's driver's license(撤销某人的驾照)等。由此衍生的两个形容词revocable和irrevocable则分别表示“可撤销的”和“不可撤销的”。

这里的sexual assault allegations可以理解为有女性指控阿桑奇对其有侵犯行为,但是否有证据支持,无法确定。如果已经有足够的证据支持,正式提起诉讼的话,我们就要用a charge of sexual assault against Assange。


Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. [Photo/Agencies]

At Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday he was found guilty of breaching earlier bail conditions.

He faces up to 12 months in jail when sentenced, and will face a separate extradition hearing via videolink on May 2.

The US accuses Assange of “conspiracy to commit computer intrusion”, alleging that he assisted former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in cracking a password to help her infiltrate Pentagon computers and download material to share with WikiLeaks. If convicted, Assange faces a maximum sentence of five years .



Accuse someone of something/doing something以及charge someone with something/doing something多数情况下可以替换使用,都表示“指控某人做了某事”或者“以某种罪名指控某人”。如果这种指控得到检方的认可,被指控的人就会被逮捕,并进入诉讼程序了。


In a sovereign decision Ecuador withdrew the asylum status to Julian Assange after his repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols. He accused Assange of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, and added: "The patience of Ecuador has reached its limit."


A police vehicle arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain, 11 April 2019.[Photo/IC]




Assange's lawyer complained after his arrest that he had not had a chance to properly defend himself before his asylum status was revoked.

Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons: "This goes to show that in the UK, no one is above the law."

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the arrest was the result of "years of careful diplomacy" and that it was "not acceptable" for someone to "escape facing justice".

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that Assange had revealed "evidence of atrocities in Iraq and Afghanistan" and his extradition "should be opposed by the British government".

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said he would continue to receive "the usual consular support" and that consular officers will try to visit him.


引渡要求 extradition request

领事保护 consular protection

避难身份 asylum status

便衣警察 plainclothes officers

破解密码 crack a password

机密信息 classified information


(中国日报网英语点津 Helen)