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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.


Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder's case endangers press freedom, his wife tells DW

August 11, 2022 2:42 pm

Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, has accused the US of targeting a foreign journalist for exposing war crimes. She told DW that Assange's life depends on his extradition order being dropped.

Explained: What now for Julian Assange after extradition order

June 18, 2022 8:10 am

Assange still has the right to appeal to the English High Court. If refused, Assange must be extradited within 28 days. He is currently being held at Belmarsh prison in London.

UK approves US extradition of WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange

June 17, 2022 5:37 pm

His supporters say he is an anti-establishment hero who has been victimised because he exposed U.S. wrongdoing in conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and that his prosecution is a politically-motivated assault on journalism and free speech.

Explained: Julian Assange extradition order and charges against the Wikileaks founder

April 30, 2022 11:16 pm

Assange has been wanted by the US since 2010 when WikiLeaks released nearly 4,00,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs from the US Department of Defense databases

British judge approves Julian Assange’s extradition to US

April 20, 2022 4:06 pm

The order comes after the UK Supreme Court last month refused Assange permission to appeal against a lower court's ruling that he could be extradited.

Stella Moris looks stunning in lilac dress for wedding with Julian Assange in London prison

March 24, 2022 4:30 pm

It was paired with a tulle veil that featured embroidered messages from the friends and families of the couple including words such as 'valiant', 'wild', 'relentless' and 'free enduring love'.

Julian Assange weds Stella Moris in low-key prison ceremony

March 24, 2022 12:20 pm

Moris was greeted by a crowd of supporters as she left for the ceremony, who threw confetti and held a placard that read “free Julian Assange”.

Julian Assange wins right to appeal extradition in UK Supreme Court

January 24, 2022 5:22 pm

The 50-year-old is wanted in America over the leak of thousands of classified documents related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Explained: What happens to Julian Assange if he is extradited to the US?

December 12, 2021 3:22 pm

The London High Court has ruled that Julian Assange can be extradited back to the US. What happens now?

United States wins appeal over extradition of WikiLeaks founder Assange

December 10, 2021 4:15 pm

US authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 50, of 18 counts relating to Wikileaks’ release of vast troves of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables which they said had put lives in danger.


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.