Huge crowds march in Hong Kong, piling pressure on leader

Asia & Pacific 06/16/19, 06:12

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents, mostly clad in black despite the sweltering heat, jammed the city's streets Sunday in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from Beijing in this former British colony. The marchers are demanding that Hong Kong's leader ...

The US moves closer to having Julian Assange extradited

U.S. 06/13/19, 16:20

The UK government has taken an initial step in the process to determine whether Julian Assange, wanted by the United States under charges of conspiracy and espionage, should be extradited to the United States. British Home Secretary Sajid Javid signed an extradition order on Wednesday, June 12, weeks after his office ...

Hong Kong protesters vow to keep fighting extradition law

World 06/12/19, 13:46

Following a day of sit-ins, tear gas and clashes with police, Hong Kong students and civil rights activists vowed Wednesday to keep protesting a proposed extradition bill that has become a lightning rod for concerns over greater Chinese control and erosion of civil liberties in the former British colony. The violence ...

Huge protest in Hong Kong blocks legislators from debating China-extradition law

World 06/12/19, 13:08

Tens of thousands of protesters remained on the streets of Hong Kong late into the evening, Wednesday, June 12, as huge crowds earlier in the day blocked legislators from debating a controversial extradition law that could extend mainland-China authoritarianism to Hong Kong. Police in riot gear confronted protesters with tear gas ...

Update: Crowd blocks Hong Kong HQ trying to halt bill

World 06/11/19, 21:43

Latest on the debate around Hong Kong extradition legislation (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Hundreds of protesters have blocked access to Hong Kong's legislature and government headquarters in a bid to block debate on a highly controversial extradition bill that would allow accused people to be sent to China for trial. Protestors run ...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Politics 06/11/19, 08:56

The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, according to a U.S. official. 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 ...

WikiLeaks says Assange is ill; he misses brief court hearing

Europe 05/30/19, 05:12

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has missed a court session, apparently due to health problems.Assange had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing Thursday at Westminster Magistrates' Court.He is in Belmarsh prison serving time for jumping bail in Britain while fighting extradition to the ...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

Europe 05/20/19, 14:05

With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left behind at the London embassy ...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Europe 05/20/19, 02:50

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 ...

Explains: WikiLeaks founder has multinational legal woes

Tech 05/13/19, 09:48

The founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is wanted by prosecutors in two countries - the United States and Sweden - and he is currently imprisoned in a third - Britain. The tug-of-war stems from different alleged criminal acts. This is how Assange ended up with legal woes on ...

Key events in the Julian Assange legal saga

Europe 05/13/19, 05:23

Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in LondonA look at key events in the Assange saga:— August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange based on one ...

Update: Swedish lawyer says that Assange is innocent

Europe 05/13/19, 04:42

The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):11:35 a.m.Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer says he is "very surprised" by prosecutors' decision to reopen a rape case against the WikiLeaks founder and says that his client is innocent.Prosecutors in Stockholm ...

Chaotic scenes at Hong Kong legislature over extradition law

World 05/10/19, 22:01

Hong Kong's legislative assembly descended into chaos Saturday as lawmakers for and against controversial amendments to the territory's extradition law clashed over access to the chamber.At least one person was taken from the chamber on a gurney following the morning melee, in which legislators grappled with each other on the ...

Update: WikiLeaks’ Assange to fight extradition to US

Europe 05/02/19, 05:23

The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):11:20 a.m.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has confirmed that he will fight extradition to the United States, where he is accused of conspiring to hack a government computer.WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping ...

WikiLeaks’s Assange facing hearing on US extradition request

Europe 05/02/19, 02:48

WikiLeaks's founder Julian Assange is facing a court hearing over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. Assange is expected to appear by video link from prison for Thursday's hearing at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court. The 47-year-old Australian is serving a 50-week prison sentence for jumping bail in 2012 ...

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief fights extradition from Spain to US

Europe 04/13/19, 11:41

A spokesman for a Spanish court says Venezuela's former spy chief has refused to be extradited to the United States on a drug warrant.The spokesman, who isn't authorized to be identified by name in the media, says retired Venezuelan Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal on Saturday denied links to drug trafficking ...

UK lawmakers: Julian Assange should face justice in Sweden

Europe 04/13/19, 02:57

More than 70 British legislators are urging the government to make sure WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces Swedish justice if prosecutors there reopen a rape allegation against him.The lawmakers signed a letter late Friday urging Home Secretary Sajid Javid to "do everything you can to champion action that will ensure ...

Update: France won’t offer Assange asylum unless asked

Europe 04/12/19, 03:48

The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest (all times local):9:45 a.m.France's government says it won't consider offering Julian Assange political asylum unless he asks for it.FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2011, file photo, the founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange speaks to the media after his extradition hearing at ...

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