Julian Assange, Sudan’s President, and Voting in India | Skimm This | theSkimm

It’s April 11th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • Julian Assange was arrested today in London and could be facing a trip across the pond. We connect the dots on why the US wants him to come on over, and what charges he’s facing here.
  • In Sudan, President Omar al Bashir was also arrested and officially kicked out of office. We walk you through his controversial past.
  • LA is honoring the life of rapper Nipsey Hussle.
  • And finally: India is heading to the polls… and voting for a lotus or a hand.

theSkimm: There were a couple of big arrests today in London and Sudan. And both men could be leaving on a jet plane to face charges. The U.S. wants Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stateside to face a conspiracy charge. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has an open invite to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity and genocide. Also on today’s episode: Nipsey Hussle’s funeral in Los Angeles and signs of voting in India.