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… The public release of a criminal indictment of Julian Assange, creator of WikiLeaks, for alleged violations of the …
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… asylum it had granted to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in 2012 and invited British police to apprehend him at its embassy in London. Assange’s asylum was predicated on the risk of being … Chelsea Manning; the US asked the UK to extradite Assange shortly after he was in British custody. Following …
Anti-government demonstrators chant slogans against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies during a protest in Quito, Ecuador, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019.
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… administration has issued an expanded indictment of Julian Assange for publishing classified information. Much of the … republished it. The initial computer fraud charges against Assange had already raised concern s, but resorting to the … It apparently counted on widespread antipathy towards Assange and the desire of many journalists to distance …
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UK, Deciding Assange's Fate, Should Give Sweden Time to Evaluate Rape Case

… When WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was arrested in London last week so he could face … freedom. Amid these concerns, however, let’s remember that Assange is also accused of rape. Assange fled to London’s Ecuador embassy seven years ago to …
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… this week: Omar al-Bashir’s 30-year rule comes to an end; Assange's possible extradition threatens journalism; Kirstjen …
Protesters rally at a demonstration near the military headquarters, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the capital Khartoum, Sudan.
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The only thing standing between an Assange prosecution and a major threat to global media freedom is Britain

… The US government’s indictment of Julian Assange is about far more than a charge of conspiring to hack … avenues that cannot easily be detected or intercepted. The Assange prosecution threatens these basic elements of modern … in the indictment concerns an alleged conspiracy between Assange and Chelsea Manning, at the time a US army …
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‘Hacking’ Charges Could Expand to Standard Investigative Reporting Practices

…   The extradition of Julian Assange from the  United Kingdom  to the  United States  for … the digital age. London’s Metropolitan Police  confirmed Assange’s arrest  on April 11, 2019 “on behalf of the United … , which a US court unsealed today. The indictment charges Assange with conspiracy to commit violations of the Computer …
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017.
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Faces Possible Indictment under Outdated Espionage Act

… It has been six years since Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, fled to the Ecuadorean Embassy … face indictment under the US Espionage Act.  At the time, Assange, an Australian national, was wanted by Sweden for questioning over sexual offense allegations. Assange had also broken the terms of his UK bail. Since then, …
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017.
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… forms of confinement suffered by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange violate his human rights. The Working Group has many … liberty and a fundamental right, such as asylum, which Assange now enjoys only so long as he stays inside the walls … public authority” and continued to insist that “Mr. Assange is free to leave the Embassy at any point.” As for …
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… Today marks three years since Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, walked into the … embassy in London, which has become in effect his jail.  Assange, who has been recognized as a refugee by Ecuador, … Supreme Court to quash the arrest warrant based on Assange’s prolonged confinement by declaring in March that …
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Ukraine, Wikileaks, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, South Africa, US, Syria

… Brief: Blocks to aid in east Ukraine; crackdown in Burma; Assange could be questioned in London; Saudi-Sweden row …
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Cambodia, #WithSyria, Pakistan, Asia's activists, UAE, Singapore, Iraq, Saudi

… the good guys in Iraq again?; and Saudi's answer to Julian Assange... [ View the story "Human Rights Watch Daily Brief, …
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… , 401 U.S. 265, 277 (1971).”). [463] The case of Julian Assange could become an exception if the US were to act on threats made by some US officials. For more on Assange’s case, see Ed Pilkington, “Julian Assange to file fresh challenge in effort to escape two-year …
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… Today Julian Assange, the Wikileaks publisher, begins his third year … to answer sexual assault allegations. Although both Assange and Ecuador are on record that he was willing to go … trove of secret diplomatic documents to Wikileaks.   Assange’s lawyers say he’s willing to be interviewed by the …
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Syria, Iraq, China, Iran, Burma, Thailand, Israel, World Cup

… In today's Brief: Julian Assange and Wikileaks; her majesty's mass surveillance; US …
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… in the shadow of government retaliation, including Julian Assange, who will soon begin his third year of confinement in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Assange faces allegations of sexual assault in Sweden that he …