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Julian Assange

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 U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. These leaks included the Baghdad airstrike 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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Julian Assange told to attend next court hearing or provide medical evidence explaining absence

Australian wanted in US to face 17 charges under Espionage Act and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion
Independent - Published

Julian Assange 'too ill' to attend latest court hearing in US extradition case

Supporter says Wikileaks founder is suffering from an 'underlying lung condition'
Independent - Published

Assange's U.S. extradition case to resume in September, London court rules

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will resume in September after being postponed from later this month because of the coronavirus outbreak, a London court..
Reuters - Published

Assange's partner says his life is in danger in London prison

The partner of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday his life is in danger while he is held in a London prison during the coronavirus lockdown.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus forces delay in U.S. extradition case against Assange

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead next month as scheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown which prevents lawyers from attending court,..
Reuters - Published

U.S. extradition case against Assange next month postponed, London judge says

The second part of the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead as planned next month, a British judge decided on Monday, saying the coronavirus lockdown meant..
Reuters - Published

Assange fathered two children while holed up in embassy, lawyer says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, the lawyer told a British..
Reuters - Published

Assange 'secretly fathered two children' in Ecuadorian embassy

Lawyer Stella Morris says the pair fell in love in 2015 while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy.
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Julian Assange secretly fathered two children inside Ecuadorian embassy, partner reveals in bid for his release from Belmarsh amid coronavirus fears

Lawyer Stella Morris says pair began relationship in 2015
Independent - Published

Julian Assange: Judge refuses to grant Wikileaks founder's partner anonymity in extradition case

Court hears claim that US agencies tried to take DNA from nappies of Mr Assange's children
Independent - Published

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denied bail by London court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is fighting extradition from Britain to the United States, was denied bail on Wednesday after his lawyers said he should be released because he was highly..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: Judge refuses to release Wikileaks founder from prison over coronavirus outbreak

A judge has refused to release Julian Assange from prison over the coronavirus outbreak. The Wikileaks founder's lawyers had applied for him to be freed on bail because he was "vulnerable" to the virus..
Independent - Published

Julian Assange's lawyers to apply for bail, citing virus risk

Julian Assange's lawyers will apply for his release on bail because of the risk of contracting coronavirus while in prison, Wikileaks said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Assange complains he cannot follow U.S. extradition hearing

Julian Assange complained he was struggling to follow his extradition hearing on Wednesday as his legal team argued Britain should not send him to the United States because the charges against him were..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: News and quotes from Julian Assange's extradition hearing

Julian Assange appeared before a British court for a third day on Wednesday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government..
Reuters - Published

UK should not allow Assange’s extradition on 'political' charges, lawyer says

Britain should not send Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries bans extradition for political offences, his lawyer told a London court on..
Reuters - Published

UK court told Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump

Julian Assange tried to contact Hillary Clinton and the White House when he realised that unredacted U.S. diplomatic cables given to WikiLeaks were about to be dumped on the internet, his lawyer told..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange 'phoned White House to warn of risk to lives'

The Wikileaks co-founder was not to blame for unredacted files being published online, a court hears
BBC News - Published

Julian Assange: Wikileaks founder 'at high risk of suicide' if extradited to US, hearing told

Spies considered kidnapping or poisoning activist at Ecuadorian embassy, lawyer alleges
Independent - Published

Assange would be suicide risk if extradited to U.S., his lawyer says

Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States as he would not get a fair trial and would be a suicide risk, his lawyer told a British court hearing on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange: What is extradition and how does it work?

Julian Assange's extradition trial begins in London on Monday. How does the process work?
BBC News - Published

Julian Assange 'put lives at risk' by sharing unredacted files

The Wikileaks co-founder appears at a court in London on the opening day of his extradition hearing.
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Assange appears in British court to fight U.S. extradition bid

Julian Assange appeared before a British court on Monday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government computers and..
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Who is WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange?

A London court begins hearings on Monday to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States where he is wanted over charges that he conspired to hack U.S...
Reuters - Published

Assange put lives at risk with his crimes, lawyer for United States says

A lawyer for the United States told a British court on Monday that Julian Assange is wanted for crimes that put at risk the lives of people who had helped the West and that journalism is no excuse for..
Reuters - Published

U.S. extradition bid for Assange to go before a British court

A British court begins hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret..
Reuters - Published

Do not extradite Assange while US refuses to send Harry Dunn's suspected killer back to UK, government urged

Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into diplomatic immunity following controversy
Independent - Published

Harry Dunn crash: Family urge government to block Julian Assange extradition

The family's demand comes after the US refused to extradite the suspect involved in Mr Dunn's death.
BBC News - Published

Julian Assange: Hundreds of protesters march on parliament ahead of extradition hearing

Wikileaks founder fighting against 'dark force' for 'justice, transparency and truth,' say supporters
Independent - Published

Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march

Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed Wikileaks founder..
Reuters - Published

WikiLeaks' Assange may seek asylum in France: lawyer

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is jailed in Britain fighting extradition to the United States for espionage and computer hacking, may seek asylum in France, his lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti said..
Reuters - Published

Extraditing Assange would hit press freedom, rights advocate tells UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States because it would have a chilling effect on press freedom, a European human rights chief said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Trump offered to pardon Assange if he denied Russia hacked Democrats' emails: lawyer

U.S. President Donald Trump offered to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange if he said that Russia had nothing to do with WikiLeaks' publication of Democratic Party emails in 2016, a London court..
Reuters - Published

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