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Assange ordered to court for extradition hearing

Oct 11, 2019 - 10:46 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange could be sentenced to spend up to 175 years in a US prison if convicted on all charges filed under the US Espionage Act

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange faces February 2020 U.S. extradition hearing

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:48 PM

In his first court appearance since being sensationally dragged out of the Ecuadoran embassy in London in April, Julian Assange tells the court: '175 years of my life is effectively at stake'

JULIAN ASSSANGE. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrives at court in London on May 1, 2019 to be sentenced for bail violation. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK minister signs U.S. bid to extradite Assange

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:12 PM

The final decision on whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited will rest with the courts

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. File photo by Agence France-Presse

Does Assange indictment set dangerous precedent for journalists?

May 25, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'What he is accused of doing is exactly what professional journalists do every day – seeking, receiving and publishing important information about our government,' says law professor Sonja West

PROTEST. In this file photo taken on April 23, 2019 an activist holds a placard next to others while forming a human chain calling for the freedom of the international non-profit organization WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in Dhaka. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman / AFP

U.S. charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

May 24, 2019 - 8:40 AM

(UPDATED) WikiLeaks denounces the charges as 'an unprecedented attack on the global free press' and an 'extraterritorial application of US law'

NEW CHARGES. In this file photo taken on May 1, 2019 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven into Southwark Crown Court in London, before being sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. File photo by Daniel  Leal-Olivas/AFP

Assange begins UK fight against U.S. extradition

May 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'I do not wish to surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many awards and protected many people,' Julian Assange tells the judge

LONDON COURT. WikiLeaks' Editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson (centre left), and barrister Jennifer Robinson, address members of the media outside of Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1, 2019, after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. A British judge on Wednesday sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden and was only arrested last month after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. Tolga AKMEN / AFP

Assange lawyers file 'extortion' complaint in Spain court

Apr 27, 2019 - 9:03 PM

Spanish media reports say 4 Spaniards have videos and personal documents of Julian Assange

ASSANGE. A video grab taken from AFP TV footage shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he is driven by British Police to Westminster Magistrates Court in London on April 11, 2019. Photo by Agence France-Presse

Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight U.S. warrant – lawyer

Apr 14, 2019 - 6:55 PM

'The key issue at the moment is United States extradition, which we have warned about for many years,' lawyer Jennifer Robinson says

Assange's father calls on Australia to bring him home

Apr 14, 2019 - 1:28 PM

John Shipton says he was shocked to see the state of his son Julian Assange when the latter was arrested in London

FAR FROM HOME. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

MPs urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

Apr 13, 2019 - 6:41 PM

'Julian Assange skipping bail in UK, or any rape charge that may be brought by Swedish authorities shouldn't be ignored,' says Labor Party home affairs spokeswoman Diane Abbott

WIKILEAKS FOUNDER. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Assange held in London jail ahead of long legal fight

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:08 PM

(UPDATED) A legal source familiar with the case tells Agence France-Presse that Julian Assange is being held at Belmarsh prison in southeast London

ASSANGE. A view of Wandsworth prison in southwest London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is believed to be held according to media reports on April 12, 2019. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Julian Assange lawyer accuses U.S. of 'persecution'

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'The threats against Julian Assange for political reasons, persecution on the part of the United States, are more current than ever,' says Assange lawyer Baltasar Garzon

ARRESTED. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Quito withdraws Assange's Ecuador citizenship

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Jose Valencia says the Ecuadoran government withdrew the citizenship it had granted Assange in 2017 'due to various irregularities found in his paperwork'

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's Ecuadoran stay

Apr 11, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Julian Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London's plush Knightsbridge district since 2012

ASSANGE IN ECUADOR. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Assange arrested in London on U.S. extradition request

Apr 11, 2019 - 5:43 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Footage shot by the Russian video news agency Ruptly shows a frantic-looking Julian Assange being huddled out of the building by burly men in suits and pulled into one of two waiting police vans

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on June 19, 2016 shows the building housing the Ecuadorian embassy in central London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hold up for years. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Russian documents go public in leak from transparency activists

Jan 28, 2019 - 8:35 PM

175 gigabytes worth of messages and files from Russian politicians, journalists, oligarchs, and religious figures to name some have been released online

Russia probe document shows closer Trump campaign-WikiLeaks contact

Nov 29, 2018 - 1:01 PM

The Corsi-Stone communications suggest a level of coordination and planning that have not before appeared in evidence released by the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller

RUSSIA PROBE. This composite photo shows Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone (L) and Republican activist Jerome Corsi (R). Stone file photo by Lizzie Ochoa/WikiCommons; Corsi file photo from Facebook

Ex-Trump campaign chair denies meeting WikiLeaks' Assange

Nov 28, 2018 - 10:55 AM

'This story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him,' Paul Manafort says in reaction to a report by 'The Guardian'

MEETING WITH ASSANGE? In this file photo taken on June 15, 2018 Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign chief, arrives for a hearing at US District Court in Washington, DC. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Julian Assange charged in U.S. – WikiLeaks

Nov 16, 2018 - 1:03 PM

The exact nature of the charges against Assange is not immediately known

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange's communications to be partly restored by Ecuador government

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:27 PM

The Wikileaks founder was stopped from using the internet or a mobile phone to communicate with the outside world in March.

JULIAN ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Ex-CIA officer charged over damaging leak to WikiLeaks

Jun 19, 2018 - 3:25 PM

Joshua Schulte is charged with leaking unspecified information on the Central Intelligence Agency's intelligence-gathering capabilities to a group identified only as 'Organization-1,' which then released the information on the internet

THE CIA'S LEAKS. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for 5 years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12

CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12. File photo

U.K. denies Assange diplomatic status after Ecuador request

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:43 PM

'The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,' the British foreign ministry says in a statement.

STUCK. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia – Ecuador president

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:50 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has angered Madrid by using Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive and accuse Spain's central government of 'repression'

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

Trump slams 'vicious' media after erroneous reports on WikiLeaks, Russia

Dec 10, 2017 - 12:43 AM

A CNN report's timing is off by a single digit, leading US President Donald Trump to rail against the media for their reporting

TRUMP AND THE MEDIA. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press on August 12, 2017, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump Jr bares messages with WikiLeaks during campaign

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:33 AM

Donald Trump Jr reveals what he says is the 'entire' chain of Twitter direct messages with WikiLeaks between September 2016 and July this year, in which Wikileaks sought to feed information to the Trump campaign and enhance the impact of its Clinton releases

WIKILEAKS AND THE TRUMPS? Donald Trump Jr. delivers a speech during a ceremony for the official opening of the Trump International Tower and Hotel on February 28, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. File photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton accuses WikiLeaks of blunting impact of crude Trump tape

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:01 AM

The former US secretary of state's devastating election loss to Trump remains raw and she again lashes out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his alleged role in damaging her candidacy

In this file photo, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins SiriusXM for a town hall event hosted by Zerlina Maxwell at SiriusXM Studios on September 25, 2017 in New York City. Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM/AFP

Lawmaker offered White House deal to let off Assange – report

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Wall Street Journal says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher told WikiLeaks' Julian Assange that in exchange, he would receive a 'pardon or other act of clemency' from President Donald Trump

MIDDLE MAN. A report says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher offers a White House deal to Julian Assange. Photo from Rohrabacher's Facebook page

Chelsea Manning makes waves with Vogue swimsuit spread

Aug 13, 2017 - 2:30 PM

The former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking troves of classified information to WikiLeaks is photographed by Annie Leibovitz

Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

May 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM

His status does not allow him to talk about the politics of any country let alone ours says Ecuador s new president Lenin Moreno

NEW PRESIDENT. Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno (R), accompanied by Bolivian President Evo Morales (C), is handed a ceremonial staff - a traditional symbol of leadership - during an indigenous ritual at the Cochasqui pyramids in northern Ecuador on May 25, 2017. Photo by Juan Cevallos/AFP

Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

May 19, 2017 - 5:46 PM

UPDATED Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding suspected rape by Julian Assange the prosecutor s office says in a statement

ASSANGE. Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. File photo by Steffi Loos/AFP

Newly-freed Chelsea Manning says she's putting past behind her

May 17, 2017 - 11:27 PM

After another anxious 4 months of waiting the day has finally arrived I am looking forward to so much Chelsea Manning whose sentence is commuted by former president Barack Obama says in a statement via her legal team

FREE. US President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, pictured above, who was to serve 35 years behind bars for leaking classified US documents, the White House said January 17, 2017. File photo by US ARMY/AFP

France tries to curb impact of Macron hack ahead of vote

May 07, 2017 - 7:06 AM

This comes a day before the country heads to the polls for a watershed election

THE CHOICE. This picture, taken on May 5, 2017 an electoral card next to ballots for Emmanuel Macron (L) and Marine Le Pen and on a ballot box at a polling station in Rennes, western France. Damien Meyer/AFP

Ecuador socialist Moreno wins presidency, rival cries fraud

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Moreno 64 a wheelchair user and champion of disability rights is seen as a more moderate successor to outgoing President Rafael Correa

WINNER. An undated photo shows Lenin Moreno addressing a campaign rally. Photo courtesy Moreno's campaign page on Facebook

Ecuador rivals both claim victory in tight runoff

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The election is being closely watched as a barometer of the political climate in Latin America where more than a decade of leftist dominance has been waning

FACE OFF. Ecuadorean presidential candidates Guillermo Lasso (L) and Lenin Moreno (R). Campaign photos

WikiLeaks revelations leave CIA heavily bruised

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:15 PM

This is a historic act of devastating incompetence to have created such an arsenal and then stored it all in one place WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says

Assange accuses CIA of 'devastating incompetence' over leaks

Mar 09, 2017 - 11:54 PM

It is impossible to keep effective control of cyber weapons If you build them eventually you will lose them Julian Assange says

JULIAN ASSANGE. Julian Assange, founder of the online leaking platform WikiLeaks, is seen on a screen as he addresses journalists via a live video connection during a press conference on the platform's 10th anniversary on October 4, 2016 in Berlin. File photo by Steffi Loos/AFP

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CIA blasts WikiLeaks for publishing secret documents

Mar 09, 2017 - 8:40 AM

CIA: Such disclosures not only jeopardize US personnel and operations but also equip our adversaries with tools and information to do us harm

This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows a man walking over the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Saul Loeb/File/AFP

Tech sector scrambles after CIA hacking allegations

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:05 AM

Major tech firms say they are looking at the allegations raised in the documents released by WikiLeaks on Tuesday

THE CIA AND TECHNOLOGY. This file photo taken on August 13, 2008 shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP FILES/ AFP

WikiLeaks: CIA can hack your TV, car, and chat apps

Mar 08, 2017 - 9:05 AM

The group posts nearly 9 000 documents it says are leaked from the Central Intelligence Agency in what it describes as the largest ever publication of secret intelligence materials

A man walks across the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at the CIA headquarters February 19, 2009 in McLean, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Obama commutes sentence of WikiLeaks source Manning

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:03 AM

Obama pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others including Chelsea Manning in one of his final acts as president

FREE SOON. This file photo taken on August 22, 2013 shows Bradley Manning in wig and make-up as Chelsea Manning. US Army/Handout/AFP

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Assange s lawyer Per Samuelsson said the questioning is expected to last several days at the embassy where the founder of the secret spilling website has been holed up for 4 years

This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Chelsea Manning makes second suicide attempt in US prison

Nov 05, 2016 - 12:38 PM

Manning s 4 page statement addressed to the inspector general of the intelligence community indicates she attempted to commit suicide on the evening she was placed in solitary without prior notice

CHELSEA. Bradley Manning, the US soldier sentenced to 35 years for leaking secret documents, said he now considers himself to be a woman. File photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Clinton says Trump would be Putin's 'puppet'

Oct 20, 2016 - 10:53 AM

In a ferocious debate exchange Clinton cited reports from US intelligence agencies that Russian cyber attacks had targeted her party and campaign and demanded that Trump condemn it

Republican nominee Donald Trump gestures as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during the final presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 19, 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP

Ecuador says it cut Assange internet over US election leaks

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:28 AM

The government of Ecuador respects the principle of non intervention in the internal affairs of other states It does not interfere in external electoral processes nor does it favor any particular candidate

NO INTERNET. This file photo taken on June 19, 2016 shows the building housing the Ecuadorian embassy in central London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hold up for four years. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

WikiLeaks releases Clinton speeches for Goldman Sachs

Oct 16, 2016 - 10:48 AM

Clinton s remarks are not dramatically out of step with her public remarks on the same issues though they may read as a bit more forthright in style

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during a fundraiser at the Paramount Theater October 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Clinton blames Trump, WikiLeaks, Moscow after new leaks

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:14 PM

While there have been no major damaging revelations the massive leak does lift the veil on Team Clinton s inner workings

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton boards her plane at Westchester County Airport October 4, 2016 in White Plains, New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

WikiLeaks fetes 10th birthday with vow of key US vote leaks

Oct 04, 2016 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED Taking aim at critics accusing Assange pledges he would not be muzzled as he sought to raise an army of supporters to join in the defense of WikiLeaks

This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. Ben Stanstall/AFP

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