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Sunday, December 15, 2019

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.


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

US charges WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with publishing classified information

May 24, 2019 6:31 pm

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

May 20, 2019 2:35 pm

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

May 13, 2019 3:39 pm

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

May 10, 2019 7:07 pm

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 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.