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

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

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."


UK home secretary signs US extradition request for Julian Assange

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

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

US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with publishing classified information

The Justice Department's 18-count superseding indictment alleges that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in one of the largest compromises of classified information in US history.

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

If granted, the court order would be the first step in a process to have Assange extradited from Britain, where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail.


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.

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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.