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# Julian Assange

This year
'Nothing served' by continued incarceration of Julian Assange, says Australian PM
Assange is an Australian citizen and the founder of WikiLeaks.
Julian Assange denied permission to leave prison to attend Vivienne Westwood’s funeral
Vivienne Westwood was a strong supporter and friend of the WikiLeaks founder.
Last year
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange awarded ‘keys to Mexico City’
Assange’s brother says the move has reinvigorated the campaign to free the controversial figure.
Julian Assange case raises media freedom concerns, says UN rights chief
Assange is wanted to face trial for allegedly violating the US Espionage Act by publishing classified US military and diplomatic files.
Assange ‘strip searched and moved cell’ on day of extradition announcement
The wife of the Wikileaks founder has said his treatment was ‘especially cruel’.
UK government upholds Julian Assange extradition request
WikiLeaks criticised the decision and vowed to appeal it.
UK court formally issues order to extradite Julian Assange to US
The decision now rests with Home Secretary Priti Patel.
Julian Assange denied permission to appeal against US extradition decision
The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.
Julian Assange wins ruling in his battle against extradition to US
The WikiLeaks founder is wanted in the US over an alleged conspiracy to disclose national defence information.
All time
US wins court bid to overturn block on Julian Assange extradition
Two senior judges ruled in favour of the US in a judgment today.
UK High Court hears first day of US appeal against decision not to extradite Assange
A District Judge in January ruled that Assange is a serious suicide threat if extradited across the Atlantic.
Appeal against decision not to extradite Julian Assange reaches UK High Court
Assange has been held in Belmarsh Prison since 2019.
Julian Assange misses out on pardon from Donald Trump
Assange’s partner Stella Moris had previously urged Trump to pardon the Wikileaks founder.
‘Huge disappointment’ as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange refused bail
Assange’s partner Stella Moris said she had hoped to be reunited with him after it was ruled he should not be extradited.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can't be extradited to the United States, judge rules
Assange, 49, faces an 18-count indictment in the US.
WikiLeaks call for US to drop charges against Julian Assange
A judge will decide whether he should be extradited from the UK tomorrow.
Julian Assange fails in bid to rule out new allegations as extradition fight continues
Assange spoke to state he does not consent to extradition.
Spanish court to examine claims Julian Assange was spied on
It is claimed that a Spanish company carried out surveillance on the WikiLeaks founder while he was in Ecuador’s embassy in London.
Partner of Julian Assange makes plea for his release amid claims Covid-19 is spreading through prison
Stella Moris said she feared Assange could die in Belmarsh Prison, where he is awaiting his next extradition hearing on 18 May.
Julian Assange's UK extradition hearing paused until May, judge decides
The full extradition hearing is set to resume for three weeks in mid-May.
Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears
Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face 'fatal consequences' if extradited, court hears
The Australian was visited in prison by his father over the weekend ahead of the hearing today.
Hundreds protest in London against extradition of Julian Assange
Assange is being held in Belmarsh Prison in south-east London as he awaits the start of next week’s full extradition hearing.
Donald Trump offered pardon to Julian Assange if he denied Russia link to email leak, UK court told
Trump would only pardon Assange if he said Russia was not involved in the leak of Democratic National Committee emails, the court heard.
Julian Assange could die in prison without urgent care, 60 doctors say
Medics from the UK, Australia, Europe and Sri Lanka expressed “serious concerns” about Assange’s fitness to stand trial.
Rape probe involving Julian Assange has been dropped in Sweden
The WikiLeaks founder has been in custody in the UK since his removal from Ecuador’s embassy in London.
'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing
Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.
UK interior minister certifies US request to extradite Julian Assange
This move now opens the way for a court battle.
Swedish court rejects request to detain Julian Assange over 2010 rape case
An extradition request for the WikiLeaks founder has already been issued by the US, where Assange is facing 18 charges.
US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act
The Department has rejected Assange’s claim that he is a journalist.
Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape
It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.
Whistleblower Chelsea Manning sent back to jail for contempt of court, one week after being released
Manning refused to testify in a case against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Sweden to reopen rape case against Julian Assange
The prosecutor announced the decision today.
'It will be a question of life and death': Julian Assange to face hearing on US extradition in London
The Wikileaks founder was jailed for 50 weeks yesterday.
Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in jail for breaching bail in UK
The Wikileaks founder faces a separate court battle to prevent his extradition to the US.
'Despotic' Assange insulted staff and smeared faeces on embassy walls, Ecuadorian president claims
The 47-year-old Wikileaks founder was arrested in London last week.
Ecuadorian president claims Assange tried to set up 'centre for spying' from London embassy
Lenin Moreno also defended the decision to overturn Assange’s asylum status in an interview last night.
Julian Assange could be extradited to Australia, his father says
John Shipton reportedly visited his son every Christmas at the Ecuadorian embassy, where Assange had sought refuge since 2012.
Poll: Should Julian Assange be extradited for his alleged role in the hacking of US government computers?
The Wikileaks founder faces extradition to the US over charges of conspiracy.