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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.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange denied bail in UK

January 06, 2021 8:04 pm

District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange must remain in prison while the courts consider an appeal by U.S. authorities against her decision not to extradite him.

Julian Assange's fight for freedom is far from over

January 05, 2021 1:48 pm

Julian Assange, who has spent the last decade either in a UK prison or stuck in Ecuador's embassy in London, won an important legal fight Monday when a judge ruled that he shouldn’t be sent to the US to face criminal charges.

Mexican president offers Assange asylum after US extradition bid thwarted

January 05, 2021 7:59 am

Lopez Obrador's offer drew criticism as an undiplomatic gesture given that Obama's former vice president Joe Biden is about to assume the US presidency.

UK judge refuses extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

January 04, 2021 8:24 pm

U.S. prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of leaked military and diplomatic documents a decade ago.

WikiLeaks founder Assange to hear UK judge's ruling on extradition to US

January 04, 2021 1:53 pm

If extradited and then found guilty of espionage, Julian Assange could go to prison for 30 to 40 years, his lawyers say, though prosecutors say he would face no more than 63 months in jail.

Julian Assange extradition hearing paused over COVID-19 risk

September 10, 2020 6:50 pm

US prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret US military documents a decade ago.

Assange told to stop interrupting witnesses at UK hearing

September 08, 2020 10:49 pm

Assange is fighting an attempt by American prosecutors to extradite him to the US to stand trial on spying charges. US prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Australian on 18 espionage and computer misuse charges over WikiLeaks' publication of secret US military documents a decade ago.

Spain: Court hears testimony on whether Julian Assange was spied on

July 28, 2020 12:11 am

Assange, whose lawyers filed a complaint at the court to trigger the investigation, is in a British prison after being removed from the embassy last year. He is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces espionage charges over the activities of WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces new indictment in US

June 25, 2020 10:51 am

The superseding indictment does not contain additional charges beyond the 18 counts the Justice Department unsealed last year. But prosecutors say it underscores Assange's efforts to procure and release classified information, allegations that form the basis of criminal charges he already faces.

FBI documents reveal communication between Roger Stone and Julian Assange

April 29, 2020 12:28 pm

Roger Stone was among six associates of Trump charged in Mueller's investigation. He was convicted last year of lying to House lawmakers, tampering with a witness and obstructing Congress' own Russia probe.

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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.