Julian Assange's arrest is a hotly-contested issue, almost as divisive in nature as the Wikileaks agenda itself. Most will agree, "whistleblowers" are an integral part of what constitutes a "social democratic" model in this day in age. On the flip side, not everyone was or is in agreement with the way Julian Assange went about his "whistleblowing." Interestingly enough, it wasn't his convictions that led to his arrest, but his alleged conduct inside the Ecuadorian embassy he called home for 7-odd years.

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"The patience of Ecuador [from a diplomatic perspective] has reached its limit," said Lenin Moreno, Ecuador’s president, when he withdrew Assange's amnesty from right under his nose in London, England. Not too long after authorities took him in on April 11, Assange was assigned a guilty plea for breaking the conditions of his bail agreement. The Wikileaks co-founder was labeled a “narcissist who cannot get beyond his own selfish interest," in the run-up to his arrest, believed to have been incited by a series of unfortunate domestic "slip-ups," including the mistreatment of a cat, as well as the unsanitary conditions he kept his room in within the Ecuadorian embassy.

For breaking the conditions of his agreement with the Ecuadorian government, Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison, pending a counter-motion. As the judge read him his 50-week sentence, the Wikileaks co-founder is said to have repeatedly shouted, "Shame on you!" at the court authorities who stood before him.

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