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


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Swedish prosecutors to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Sweden's decision to relaunch the case means Britain could decide whether to extradite him to the Scandinavian country or the United States. 

Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning freed from jail on contempt charge – for now

Former US military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a Virginia jail where she was being held for refusing to testify before a grand jury. However, her freedom looks likely to be short-lived.


WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to fight extradition to United States

The 47-year-old Australian was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012 and holing up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.

'I've protected many', Julian Assange tells UK court as he fights US extradition warrant

Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified US military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in UK prison for breaking bail

Assange was dragged out of the embassy last month and charged by the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. He was convicted last month of skipping bail in 2012 after an extradition order to Sweden over an allegation of rape.

Explained: Caught in London, is Julian Assange headed to the US to face trial now?

Supporters hail Assange as a free-speech icon who has invited the wrath of a vengeful US for exposing misdeeds that have embarrassed the superpower. They fear he will be sent to that country to face trial and will probably be punished for his heroism.


Justice Department investigated WikiLeaks after secretly indicting Julian Assange

The language, in a letter to him in his native German, suggested that prosecutors had not, at least at that point, abandoned the possibility of charges based on WikiLeaks’ publication of U.S. government secrets.

Julian Assange used to coordinate hackers from embassy: Lenin Moreno

President Lenin Moreno said that Swedish programmer Ola Bini, who is in custody in Ecuador, was one of the hackers who visited Assange many times.

Ecuador rejects claims that Julian Assange was treated unfairly

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia said Assange's behaviour was "undeserving, disrespectful" and he pointed to a video which appears to show Assange arguing with an official inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

Explained: How Julian Assange landed in Ecuadorian embassy, how his situation changed

Ecuador formally accepted his request for asylum in August 2012. Assange had been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London ever since -- until his arrest on Thursday.

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

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.