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Australian editor, publisher, activist and founder of WikiLeaks

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Julian Assange: Australian editor, publisher, activist and founder of WikiLeaks
Julian Paul Assange is an Australian editor, publisher and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it published a series of leaks provided by Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Collateral Murder video, the Afghanistan war logs, the Iraq war logs, and CableGate. After the 2010 leaks, the United States government launched a criminal investigation into WikiLeaks.

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Factbox: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Following are key events in the life of Julian Assange, founder of the anti-secrecy WikiLeaks website.
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Sweden drops Assange rape investigation after nearly 10 years

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

Videos for Julian Assange


Julian Assange rape charge dropped in Sweden [Video]Julian Assange rape charge dropped in Sweden

WikiLeaks cofounder waited out the nine-year investigation as prosecutors said the alleged victim's memory faded.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:59Published

Sweden says it is dropping Assange rape investigation [Video]Sweden says it is dropping Assange rape investigation

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday that she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:43Published

Sweden drops Julian Assange probe [Video]Sweden drops Julian Assange probe

An investigation into rape-related allegations involving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been discontinued, a Swedish prosecutor said. Deputy chief prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson spoke on Tuesday as..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:58Published

Sweden drops probe into rape charges against Julian Assange [Video]Sweden drops probe into rape charges against Julian Assange

Sweden's prosecution authority has said it will not proceed with its rape investigation into Julian Assange.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:14Published

Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide [Video]Trump sought updates on 2016 WikiLeaks dumps: ex-aide

President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was keen to keep abreast of the release of emails potentially damaging to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, according to court testimony Tuesday. Zachary..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:48Published

Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied' [Video]Prosecutors: Trump advisor Stone 'straight up lied'

The prosecution in the trial of Roger Stone on Wednesday painted President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser as a liar in a criminal case stemming from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:07Published

Assange denied extradition hearing delay [Video]Assange denied extradition hearing delay

Julian Assange will face an extradition hearing in February 2020, after a British judge declined a request by his lawyers to delay proceedings by three months. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Singer MIA demands release of Julian Assange [Video]Singer MIA demands release of Julian Assange

Singer MIA has demanded the release of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after visiting him in London's high security Belmarsh prison. The rapper and songwriter - real name Mathangi Arulpragasam - is..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:33Published

 

Sweden says it is dropping Assange rape investigation

A Swedish prosecutor said on Tuesday she would not proceed with an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after a review of the evidence.
Reuters - Published Also reported by •BBC News

WikiLeaks founder Assange has unsuitable computer in jail, court told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is struggling to prepare for his case fighting extradition to the United States because he has been given an unsuitable computer in prison, his lawyer told a British..
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In Trump adviser trial, comedian contradicts Stone's account, regales jury with jokes

Comedian Randy Credico testified in the trial of President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Thursday where he told jokes, did a Bernie Sanders impression and said he never served as a backchannel..
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WikiLeaks founder Assange denied delay to extradition hearing by London judge

The full extradition hearing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will go ahead in February 2020 after London judge Vanessa Baraitser declined a request by his lawyers to delay proceedings by three..
Reuters - Published

'I can't think properly': Assange fights back tears and struggles to say own name as he appears in court over US extradition

Prosecution of WikiLeaks founder 'political attempt' by Trump to intimidate journalists, says defence lawyer
Independent - Published

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, minus beard, appears in London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges.
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks founder Assange remanded in jail after brief UK court hearing

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange was remanded in custody on Friday after a brief hearing in a London court which will decide whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying..
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Julian Assange 'subjected to every kind of torment' in Belmarsh prison as he awaits extradition

'The intensity of his treatment has increased over the past year' father says
Independent - Published

Tommy Robinson announces support for Julian Assange after 'talking to Wikileaks founder in prison'

Anti-Islam activist claims pair spoke through a window at HMP Belmarsh
Independent - Published

Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears

A judge says he won't be freed ahead of his extradition hearing because of his "history of absconding".
BBC News - Published

Swedish prosecutor reviewing witness accounts in Assange case

The Swedish prosecutor investigating a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday she had interviewed seven witnesses, including two not previously heard, but had yet to..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder drops appeal against conviction for breaching bail

Julian Assange has dropped an appeal of his 50-week prison term for breaching bail by holing up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
Independent - Published

Sweden analyzing Assange evidence, holds off on investigation order

Sweden's prosecution authority will hold off on asking Britain to allow it to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange about a 2010 rape allegation until it has finished analyzing available evidence,..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador judge frees Swedish programer close to Assange; probe continues

An Ecuadorean judge on Thursday ordered that a Swedish citizen and personal friend of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be freed, two months after he was detained for alleged participation in a hacking..
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Swedish prosecutor will not appeal court ruling on Assange detention

Sweden's prosecution authority said on Thursday it would not appeal a court ruling rejecting a formal request that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained while an allegation of rape is..
Reuters - Published

Assange extradition hearing to be held in 2020

assange extradition hearing to be held in 2020
The Wikileaks founder is fighting extradition to the US to face allegations of leaking government secrets.
BBC News - Published

UK court sets Assange U.S. extradition hearing for February 2020

The full extradition hearing to decide whether Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be sent to the United States to face accusations including spying charges will take place in February next year, a..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: WikiLeaks founder's extradition decision won't be made until 2020

Julian Assange will not face a full extradition hearing to decide whether he will be sent to the United States until February next year, a London court has ruled.
Independent - Published

Next step in Assange extradition case due in UK court on Friday

WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange is due before a London court on Friday, facing the next stage of a U.S. attempt to try him on spying charges after Britain's interior minister said he had validated..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: Extradition order signed by home secretary ahead of Wikileaks founder's court hearing

Forty-seven-year-old Australian expected to appear in court via video link from Belmarsh prison on Friday
Independent - Published

U.S. formally asks UK to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange

The U.S. Justice Department has formally asked Britain to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S. government computers and..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: US submits formal extradition request for WikiLeaks founder

Treaty bars United States from prosecuting for crimes beyond those included in solicitation
Independent - Published

Julian Assange: Swedish judge rejects detention of Wikileaks founder

julian assange: swedish judge rejects detention of wikileaks founder
A Swedish judge rejects a request to detain Julian Assange in absentia, complicating extradition hopes.
BBC News - Published

Swedish court rejects Assange detention request over rape allegation

A court in Sweden on Monday rejected a request from prosecutors that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be detained in absentia, complicating the process of having the Australian citizen extradited to..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange extradition to Sweden in doubt after judge refuses detention request

A Swedish court has said it will not seek to detain WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in relation to a suspected rape case.
Independent - Published

Julian Assange Arrested: How, Why and When?

julian assange arrested: how, why and when?
by Alice Monroe - After having been domiciled in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy since June 2012, controversial WikiLeaks head Julian Assange has been removed from the building and subsequently..
One News Page Staff - Published

Is Julian Assange About to Be Expelled From London’s Ecuadorian Embassy?

is julian assange about to be expelled from london’s ecuadorian embassy?
by Alice Monroe - Claims reverberate over whether or not the controversial WikiLeaks founder will be removed from his long-term domicileJulian Assange, the founder and main face of document-leaking..
One News Page Staff - Published

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