Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, was arrested at the Embassy of Ecuador in London Thursday — seven years after he first took refuge there.

A look at key events in the Assange saga:

— August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange based on one woman’s allegation of rape and another’s allegation of molestation. The warrant was withdrawn shortly, with prosecutors citing insufficient evidence for the rape allegation. Assange denies the allegations.

FILE  - In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reacts behind the heavily tinted window of a police van as he arrives at Wandsworth Prison in London. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)
FILE – In this Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange reacts behind the heavily tinted window of a police van as he arrives at Wandsworth Prison in London. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)

— September 2010: Sweden’s director of prosecutions reopens rape investigation. Assange leaves Sweden for Britain Sept.27.

— November 2010: Swedish police issue international arrest warrant for Assange.

— December 2010: Assange surrenders to police in London and is detained pending extradition hearing. High Court grants Assange bail on Dec. 16.

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 file photo, Julian Assange head of WikiLeaks takes a drink during a press conference at the home of Frontline Club founding member Vaughan Smith, at Bungay, England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 file photo, Julian Assange head of WikiLeaks takes a drink during a press conference at the home of Frontline Club founding member Vaughan Smith, at Bungay, England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

— Feb. 24, 2011: District court in Britain rules Assange should be extradited to Sweden.

— Dec. 5, 2011: Assange granted an appeal to the Supreme Court.

— May 30, 2012: Supreme Court rejects Assange’s appeal.

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 file photo, founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks during a press conference in London. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss, file)
FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 file photo, founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks during a press conference in London. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss, file)

— June 2012: Assange asks Supreme Court to reopen case; court refuses. Assange enters Ecuadorian embassy in central London, seeking asylum on June 19. Police set up round-the-clock guard to arrest him if he steps outside.

— Aug. 16, 2012: Assange is granted political asylum by Ecuador.

— July 2014: Assange loses bid to have an arrest warrant issued in Sweden against him canceled. A judge in Stockholm upholds the warrant alleging sexual offences against two women.

An external shot of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
An external shot of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody Thursday April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

— March 2015: Swedish prosecutors ask to question Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy.

— Aug. 13, 2015: Swedish prosecutors drop investigations into some allegations against Assange because of the statute of limitations; investigation into a rape allegation remains active.

— Oct. 12, 2015: Metropolitan Police end their 24-hour guard outside the Ecuadorean embassy but say they’ll arrest Assange if he leaves — ending a three-year police operation estimated to have cost more than 12 million pounds ($17 million).

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives a seminar at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. (Bertil Ericson /TT News Agency via AP, File)
FILE – In this Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives a seminar at the Swedish Trade Union Confederation headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. (Bertil Ericson /TT News Agency via AP, File)

— Feb. 5, 2016: Assange claims “total vindication” as the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention finds that he has been unlawfully detained and recommends he be immediately freed and given compensation. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond calls the finding “frankly ridiculous.”

— April 6, 2017: Ecuador’s president-elect, Lenin Moreno, warns Assange that as a condition of asylum granted in 2012, he is not allowed to meddle in politics following comments on Twitter.

— May 19, 2017: Swedish prosecutors drop their investigation into rape allegation against Assange, and the European arrest warrant is withdrawn because there is no prospect of bringing Assange to Sweden. British police say he is still wanted for jumping bail in 2012.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen at the house where he is required to stay in, near Bungay, England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE – In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen at the house where he is required to stay in, near Bungay, England. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

— September 2018: Ecuador’s president says his country and Britain are working on a legal solution to allow Assange to leave the embassy in “the medium term.”

— October 2018: Assange seeks court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide him basic rights he said the country agreed to when it first granted him asylum.

— November 2018: A U.S. court filing that appears to inadvertently reveal the existence of a sealed criminal case against Assange is discovered by a researcher. No details are confirmed.

FILE _ In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, center, arrives for his extradition hearing at the High Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE _ In this Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange, center, arrives for his extradition hearing at the High Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

— April 2, 2019: Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno blames WikiLeaks for recent allegations of corruption.

— April 5, 2019: A senior Ecuadorian official says no decision has been made to expel Assange from the London embassy despite rumors he could be kicked out soon.

— April 11, 2019: London police arrest Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy for breaching bail conditions in 2012, as well as on behalf of U.S. authorities, shortly after Ecuador’s government withdrew his asylum status.

FILE  - In this Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange speaks to members of the media as he leaves a police station in Beccles, England, after complying with bail his conditions. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Dec. 24, 2010 file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange speaks to members of the media as he leaves a police station in Beccles, England, after complying with bail his conditions. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE  - In this Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE – In this Feb. 1, 2012 file photo, Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, arrives at the Supreme Court in London. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian walks past a photograph of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, placed by supporters across the street from the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 file photo, a pedestrian walks past a photograph of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, placed by supporters across the street from the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures as he appears at a window of Ecuadorian Embassy in central London to make a statement to the media and supporters. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FIle)
FILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures as he appears at a window of Ecuadorian Embassy in central London to make a statement to the media and supporters. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, FIle)
FILE - In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy to address waiting supporters and media in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stands on the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy to address waiting supporters and media in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)