Technology entrepreneur denounces censorship of his pro-Assange tweets

U.S. 10/24/19, 13:31

Entrepreneur and technology activist Kim Dotcom criticized the social network Twitter for suppressing his freedom of expression and hiding his tweets, this time in reference to the founder of the WikiLeaks platform, Julian Assange, who has been detained in London and could be extradited to the United States on various ...

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 ...

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

Politics 05/23/19, 19:01

The Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with receiving and publishing classified information. The charges are contained in an 18-count indictment announced Thursday. The new charges go far beyond an initial indictment against Assange made public last month that accused him of conspiring with former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning ...

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 ...

Chelsea Manning memoir coming in winter of 2020

Entertainment 05/14/19, 10:14

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking government documents, has a book deal.Farrar, Straus and Giroux announced this week that Manning's memoir, currently untitled, will come out next winter. According to the publisher, Manning, 31, will write about her childhood and military service, about why she decided ...

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 ...

Sweden to decide whether to reopen Assange rape case

Europe 05/13/19, 03:22

Swedish prosecutors plan to say Monday whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden's deputy director of public prosecutions, is scheduled to hold a news conference in Stockholm. If Sweden relaunches the ...

UN panel calls WikiLeaks founder’s UK sentence excessive

World 05/03/19, 08:30

A panel of legal experts affiliated with the United Nations has criticized the 50-week sentence a British judge imposed on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for jumping bail.The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said Friday that Assange's punishment was "disproportionate" for his "minor violation." The panel questioned why he is being ...

Chelsea Manning doc debuts with its subject imprisoned again

Entertainment 05/02/19, 16:59

Three years in the making, the Chelsea Manning documentary "XY Chelsea" premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival after being frantically recut to update the film with the latest turn in the saga of the former intelligence analyst.The filmmakers had envisioned a more celebratory evening."A few weeks ago, we were planning ...

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 ...

WikiLeaks’ Assange gets 50 weeks in prison for bail-jumping

America 05/01/19, 05:58

A British judge sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail seven years ago and holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy. Judge Deborah Taylor said it was hard to imagine a more serious version of the offense as she gave the 47-year-old hacker a ...

Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

Tech 04/18/19, 09:35

A jailed Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's confident the case against him in Ecuador lacks substance and "will collapse."Privacy activist Ola Bini also says in a statement provided by his attorney that he's being held under "the best of circumstances" but that prison conditions are ...

Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

Europe 04/15/19, 14:06

Ecuador said Monday that it was not unfairly targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it revoked his asylum last week. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia said that Assange's behavior was "undeserving, disrespectful" and pointed to a video published by El País newspaper. The short video with no audio appears to show ...

Lawyer alleges Ecuador spread lies about WikiLeaks founder

America 04/14/19, 13:00

A lawyer representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged Sunday that Ecuador's government has spread lies about his behavior inside its embassy in London, where Assange sought asylum in 2012.The Latin American country has claimed Assange actions deteriorated before his arrest Thursday and included putting excrement on walls, leaving soiled laundry ...

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