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#Julian Assange

# julian-assange - Friday 28 February, 2020

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 - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

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.

# julian-assange - Monday 24 February, 2020

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.

# julian-assange - Saturday 22 February, 2020

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.

# julian-assange - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

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 - Monday 25 November, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Monday 21 October, 2019

'I can't think properly': Julian Assange appears in London court for extradition hearing

Assange is accused of leaking US government secrets.

# julian-assange - Thursday 13 June, 2019

UK interior minister certifies US request to extradite Julian Assange

This move now opens the way for a court battle.

# julian-assange - Monday 3 June, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Thursday 23 May, 2019

US charges Julian Assange with violating Espionage Act

The Department has rejected Assange’s claim that he is a journalist.

# julian-assange - Monday 20 May, 2019

Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape

It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.

# julian-assange - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Monday 13 May, 2019

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Sweden to reopen rape case against Julian Assange

The prosecutor announced the decision today.

# julian-assange - Thursday 2 May, 2019

'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 - Wednesday 1 May, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

'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.

# julian-assange - Monday 15 April, 2019

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 - Sunday 14 April, 2019

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.

# julian-assange - Friday 12 April, 2019

Poll: Should Julian Assange be extradited for his alleged role in the hacking of US government computers? Poll This post contains a poll

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.

# julian-assange - Thursday 11 April, 2019

British court finds Julian Assange guilty of skipping bail as US says he faces five years on hacking charges Asylum Withdrawn This post contains videos

British court finds Julian Assange guilty of skipping bail as US says he faces five years on hacking charges

Assange was arrested this morning at the Ecuadorian embassy.

# julian-assange - Friday 16 November, 2018

Julian Assange charged in US, court documents show

The development could have implications for Robert Mueller’s probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election.

# julian-assange - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Judge says Julian Assange is not 'above the normal rules of law' and should be arrested

The Wikileaks founder suffered a further court setback today.

# julian-assange - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Julian Assange has 'a bad tooth, a frozen shoulder and depression' but the UK still wants to arrest him

An arrest warrant for the WikiLeaks founder was upheld in a London court.

# julian-assange - Thursday 11 January, 2018

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange citizenship

Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat so that he could be granted safe passage out of the UK.

# julian-assange - Friday 19 May, 2017

Assange hails 'important victory' after Sweden drops rape investigation

“The road is far from over. The war, the proper war, is just commencing.”

# julian-assange - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Assange asks Sweden to drop arrest warrant so that he can fly to Ecuador

Assange has so far lost eight bids to cancel the arrest warrant over rape allegations against him.

# julian-assange - Friday 21 April, 2017

Arrest of Julian Assange a 'priority' in US clampdown on all leaks

“Whenever a case can be made, we will seek to put some people in jail,” US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

# julian-assange - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

WikiLeaks releases over 8,000 documents 'hacked from CIA'

The files appear to show the CIA wanted to subvert software products and use them as surveillance devices.

# julian-assange - Thursday 19 January, 2017

'I stand by everything I said': Assange keeps pledge to travel to the US

If he travels outside of this jurisdiction, it’s likely that Assange will be charged by the US for the 2010 documents leak.

# julian-assange - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Assange says he will travel to the US - if his rights are 'guaranteed'

He had said he would go to America if Chelsea Manning’s sentence was commuted.

Assange 'standing by' offer to be extradited to US - lawyer

Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012 to avoid being extradited to Sweden.

# julian-assange - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies Allies This post contains videos

Donald Trump tweets backing of Julian Assange and mocks US intelligence agencies

The US President-elect continues to defy conventions.

# julian-assange - Monday 14 November, 2016

Prosecutors arrive in London to question Assange over rape allegations

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has denied the claims, saying they were politically motivated.

# julian-assange - Monday 7 November, 2016

Julian Assange to be questioned over rape allegations at embassy where he lives

Assange has welcomed the news saying he is looking forward to the “chance to clear his name”.

# julian-assange - Saturday 29 October, 2016

"What he wants to do is interfere with the machinery of government" - Julian Assange's mission

The founder of Wikileaks detailed his approach a decade ago in an essay.

# julian-assange - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

Ecuador has cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder over US election

Julian Assange has sought asylum at London’s Ecuadorean embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault allegations.

# julian-assange - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

Wikileaks accuse John Kerry of ordering Ecuador to cut off Julian Assange's wifi

A staunch critic of Hillary Clinton, Assange has been accused of turning Wikileaks into a “prop for Trump”.

# julian-assange - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange at Ecuadorean Embassy

Anderson joked that Assange wasn’t pleased with her choice of a meal, saying “he said I tortured him with bringing him vegan food.”

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