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  • Asher Klein Jun 12, 2019

    US Submits Extradition Request for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

    The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and of conspiring with former Army private Chelsea Manning to crack a Defense Department computer password. That indictment, which includes Espionage...

  • JUDGE Jun 3, 2019

    Swedish Court Rules Not to Extradite Julian Assange in Rape Probe

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday, The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn’t mean the preliminary investigation must be abandoned, only that Assange doesn’t face extradition to Sweden any time soon....

  • Associated Press May 24, 2019

    Press Advocates See Cause for Concern in New Charges Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    New charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange quickly drew alarm Thursday from media organizations and others. The groups are concerned that the Justice Department is charging Assange for actions that ordinary journalists do routinely in their jobs. Department officials said they don’t view Assange, who founded WikiLeaks in 2006, as a journalist. And they say his actions strayed far...

  • Department of Justice May 23, 2019

    US Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Publishing Classified Info

    The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the names of confidential sources for American armed forces. In an 18-count, superseding indictment, Justice Department prosecutors allege that Assange directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in...

  • police officer May 20, 2019

    Sweden Requests Detention Order for WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a European Arrest Warrant.” The development sets up a possible future tug-of-war...

  • police officer May 13, 2019

    Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”...

  • United States May 2, 2019

    Assange Refuses Extradition to US; Long Legal Fight Expected

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told a London court on Thursday that he wouldn’t agree to be extradited to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack into a Pentagon computer. Assange, appearing by video link from a London prison, said he wouldn’t “surrender myself for extradition for doing journalism that has won many awards and protected many...

  • Department of Justice May 1, 2019

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks for Bail-Jumping

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for jumping British bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said Wednesday that Assange merited near the maximum sentence of one year because of the seriousness of his offense. She rejected his claim for leniency based on the nearly seven years...

  • Department of Justice Apr 13, 2019

    UK Pressured Not to Overlook Swedish Claims to Assange

    British lawmakers are heaping pressure on the government to make sure that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape investigation against him. There is mounting concern that Assange should not be allowed to sidestep the Swedish investigation stemming from his 2010 visit to Sweden. The complaints from two women eventually led him to seek...

  • Department of Justice Apr 12, 2019

    Takeaways From the Case of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    Julian Assange’s arrest on Thursday in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London opens the next chapter in the saga of the WikiLeaks founder: an expected extradition fight over a pending criminal prosecution in the United States. It’s also likely to trigger a debate over press freedom and call attention to unresolved questions about Assange’s role in the release of stolen Democratic...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2019

    ‘I Know Nothing': Trump Changes His Tune on WikiLeaks

    It was a far cry from “I love WikiLeaks!” President Donald Trump declared that “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on Assange’s hacking organization night after night during the final weeks of the 2016...

  • United States Apr 12, 2019

    Wikileaks' Assange Faces Computer-Hacking Charge in US After London Arrest

    British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks founder with conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to get their hands on government secrets. Police arrested Assange after the South American nation revoked the political asylum that...

  • United States Apr 12, 2019

    Analysis: WikiLeaks Founder Unlikely To Be Extradited Soon

    The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists’ rights, national interests, even treason. As Assange settles in to his first night in British custody , his allies and enemies alike are gearing up for what promises to be a long, dogged legal slog, not only...

  • Colombia Apr 5, 2019

    UK Police Outside Ecuador Embassy Amid WikiLeaks Tweets

    British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from WikiLeaks quoted what it said were high-level sources saying that Julian Assange could be kicked out of the building within “hours to days.” The red-brick embassy building with white window frames and balconies was quiet. No embassy official or any British authorities commented on...

  • NBC Feb 18, 2019

    I-Team: Fugitive Banker Brothers With Ties to Sen. Menendez Detained in Miami

    Two fugitive bankers from Ecuador, whose relatives made political donations to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and other leading politicians in the hopes of avoiding extradition, have been arrested by immigration agents in Florida.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2018

    Alec Baldwin Returns as Trump on ‘SNL', Claire Foy Hosts

    In the cold open for this week’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’, Alec Baldwin returned as a troubled President Donald Trump, bothered by the looming conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Cecily Strong appeared — and then disappeared — as Melania Trump. Kate McKinnon offered some advice as Rudy Giuliani, and Baldwin’s Trump called up his old friend...

  • The Associated Press Sep 27, 2018

    Britain, Ecuador Seeking an End to the Assange Standoff

    Ecuador’s president said Wednesday that his country and Britain are working on a legal solution for Julian Assange to allow the Wikileaks founder to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in “the medium term.” President Lenin Moreno told The Associated Press that Assange’s lawyers were aware of the negotiations. He declined to provide more details because of the sensitivity of...

  • NBC Oct 19, 2016

    Comedian Brings ‘Personal Internet Service' to Julian Assange

    Julian Assange can’t access his internet after the service was cut off by the Ecuadorian embassy, so a Canadian comedian is bringing it to him. Bobby Mair has begun to stand outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London where Assange is, shouting the days news to the WikiLeaks founder, NBC News reported. Mair uses a bullhorn and holds up a sign,...

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