06 Jan 2021

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied bail in UK

On Wednesday, WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was denied bail by a British judge. The U.K. courts are deciding if he should be sent to the United States to face espionage charges and will remain in a high-security prison until the courts reach a decision. The judge supported her ruling to

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04 Jan 2021

U.K. Judge Blocks Julian Assange’s Extradition to U.S., Citing Suicide Risk

A British judge has rejected the US’s request to extradite Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, on spying charges. The judge cited suicide risk as a reason to reject the extradition request. The decision marks a setback in the US’s agenda to punish Assange, who was found responsible for publishing

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13 Jun 2019

UK signs extradition request for Julian Assange

The UK government on Wednesday signed the US extradition request for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, whose extradition trial will start on Friday. The US Department of Justice wants to prosecute Assange for 18 charges related to the illegal collection and distribution of classified information. Various journalists and analysts view the

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24 May 2019

Assange Hit with New 18-Count Indictment

The US Department of Justice has produced a new 18-count indictment charging Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with illegally obtaining classified information and publishing this through his organization. The previous indictment, which is superseded by this one, charged him with conspiracy to break into a Pentagon computer system. The exposed information comprises

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21 May 2019

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

A week after Sweden complicated US efforts to get the UK to extradite Julian Assange by reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder, Ecuador has enabled the US government to expand its extradition case. It did so by seizing all personal belongings and electronic devices left

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02 May 2019

Julian Assange refuses to surrender to U.S. extradition request as legal battle begins

“I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many, many awards and protected many people,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Thursday in his official refusal to comply with a US extradition request for allegations that he conspired to break into a Pentagon

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16 Apr 2019

Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

Websites of Ecuadorian government agencies and services have been targeted in 40 million cyberattacks since last week, when the country terminated Julian Assange’s political asylum and subsequently invited UK police into the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to arrest the Wikileaks founder almost seven years after he took refuge there.

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11 Apr 2019

Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder arrested in London

After spending almost seven years inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested by UK law enforcement on Thursday after Ecuador terminated Assange’s political asylum, upon which the ambassador invited the London police into the embassy. Assange had been granted granted asylum by Ecuador in 2012,

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19 Jun 2018

Ex-CIA engineer charged with massive WikiLeaks dump

An ex-CIA employee has been indicted by a grand jury for sharing a massive trove of information about U.S. Government hacking tools that were published by Wikileaks in March 2017. The individual is the fourth person to face charges for leaking classified information during Trump’s presidency. In his campaign, Trump

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