In London, police arrested six people suspected of human trafficking. Four of the arrested individuals are Russian citizens. The criminal group controlled a network of brothels, in which law-enforcement officers found nine women from Russia, Bulgaria and Latvia. The women were brought to Britain as sex slaves. A 44-year-old female native of Russia was the leader of the criminal group. The police found 60,000 pounds sterling in cash in the perpetrators' office.
All abductees were taken to a specialized center, where they will receive psychological assistance.
U.S. Justice Department is acting behind the scenes to have Assange extradicted from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, and prosecuted in the U.S.