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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Julian Assange

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, was was arrested from the Ecuador Embassy in London after the South American country withdrew the asylum granted to him. Assange took refuge in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation. That probe was later dropped, but Assange fears he could be extradited to face charges in the US, where prosecutors are investigating mass disclosures of classified information through WikiLeaks.


Explained: As Julian Assange extradition hearing begins, timeline of charges he faces

February 25, 2020 1:29 pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plead guilty to computer hacking in 1995 and was fined, but avoided prison on condition that he would not reoffend.

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may seek asylum in France

February 21, 2020 3:02 pm

Dupond-Moretti told Europe 1 radio that Assange's legal team would be in contact with French President Emmanuel Macron to make the case for Assange to get asylum in France. Assange has said that his youngest child and the child's mother are French.

White House denies claim that Donald Trump offered pardon deal to Julian Assange

February 20, 2020 9:23 am

Julian Assange’s legal team told a court in London on Wednesday that Donald Trump had made the offer in 2017 through Dana Rohrabacher, who at the time was a Republican congressman from California.

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia helped leak Democrats' emails: Lawyer

February 20, 2020 2:46 am

The pardon would come on the condition that Assange complied with the United States by saying that the Russians were not involved in the email leak that damaged Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016, Rohrabacher's statement said.

Doctors say ailing Julian Assange needs medical care in hospital

November 25, 2019 1:39 pm

Doctors said in a letter published Monday that Assange suffers from psychological problems including depression as well as dental issues and a serious shoulder ailment.

Explained: Sweden drops rape probe against Julian Assange. What happens now?

November 21, 2019 12:11 pm

From the beginning, Julian Assange has maintained that the allegations were motivated, and that his arrest in Sweden would mean extradition to the US.

UK court sets Julian Assange's US extradition hearing for February 2020

June 14, 2019 6:05 pm

As Ben Brandon, the lawyer representing the United States ran through a summary of the accusations against him including that he had cracked a US defence network password, Assange, who appeared at the hearing at court by video link said, "I didn't break any password whatsoever."

Explained: UK signs Julian Assange's US extradition papers; what's next for him?

June 17, 2019 1:53 pm

Talking to BBC Radio, Javid said that it was for the courts to decide whether Assange must face espionage charges in the US. Assange is scheduled to face a hearing regarding the extradition on Friday, however, the decision is likely, a few months away.

UK home secretary signs US extradition request for Julian Assange

June 13, 2019 3:13 pm

The United States accuses Julian Assange of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources.

WikiLeaks says Julian Assange is ill; he misses brief court hearing

May 30, 2019 5:49 pm

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has missed a court session apparently due to health problems


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years in the Ecuadorean embassy

April 13, 2019 11:08 am

A look back at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's seven years inside the Ecuadorean embassy, after his South American hosts abruptly revoked his asylum and he was arrested by British police.