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November 30, 2022, 8:53 AM

Australia steps up calls for US to drop WikiLeaks charges

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he recently told U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to bring the prosecution of the WikiLeaks founder to a close
November 30, 2022, 8:53 AM
Australia steps up calls for US to drop WikiLeaks charges
5 months ago

UK government approves Julian Assange extradition to US on spying charges

The British government has approved the extradition of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, to the United States to face charges of espionage.
5 months ago
UK government approves Julian Assange extradition to US on spying charges
2 years ago

Julian Assange's extradition to US is blocked by judge

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a judge in the U.K. ruled Monday.
2 years ago
Julian Assange's extradition to US is blocked by judge
2 years ago

Judge blocks Julian Assange's extradition to US

Because Assange is a suicide risk, he should not be extradited, the judge said.
2 years ago
Judge blocks Julian Assange's extradition to US
2 years ago

US whistleblower Edward Snowden becomes a father

Edward Snowden announces he's become a father.
2 years ago
Edward Snowden announces he's become a father
3 years ago

Harry Dunn's family urges UK to block Julian Assange's extradition to US

The family of a British teenager killed in a crash involving the wife of an American diplomat has called for the U.K. to block the extradition of Julian Assange.
3 years ago
Family of slain British teen wants to stop Julian Assange's extradition to US
3 years ago

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Officials said the evidence against Assange has weakened due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the alleged incident.
3 years ago
Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
3 years ago

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Assange has always denied the 2010 accusations and fought extradition for years.
3 years ago
Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
3 years ago

US sues Edward Snowden and publishers over new memoir

The U.S. government has filed a civil lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the publishers of his new memoir.
3 years ago
US sues Edward Snowden and publishers over new memoir
3 years ago

Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange's 'health is really deteriorating'

In Anderson's first TV interview since visiting Assange in May, she speaks out about his health and continues to defend his innocence on "The View" Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
3 years ago
Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange's 'health is really deteriorating'
3 years ago

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Prosecutors in Sweden said they would drop their investigation into the WikiLeaks founder, who sought refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
3 years ago
Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
3 years ago

Julian Assange appears to have 'been charged' in federal court

The WikiLeaks founder appears to have "been charged" with a crime, according to newly unsealed court documents that were inadvertently disclosed by federal prosecutors.
3 years ago
Julian Assange appears to have 'been charged' in federal court
3 years ago

Secret indictment of Wikileaks founder accidentally disclosed

ABC News' Pierre Thomas reports on why the name of Julian Assange accidentally appearing in a newly unsealed case could have implications related to the special counsel's investigation.
3 years ago
Secret indictment of Wikileaks founder accidentally disclosed
3 years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London

Assange was arrested on a 7-year-old warrant at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and is currently being held in a police station.
3 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
3 years ago

Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange’s ‘health is really deteriorating’

The outspoken activist talks about the WikiLeaks founder on “The View” in her first TV interview since visiting him in May.
3 years ago
Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange’s ‘health is really deteriorating’
4 years ago

New charges against Julian Assange raise concerns about ripple effects on press freedom

Part of the debate over whether or not the new charges that accuse him of violating the Espionage Act is focused on whether the same move could be applied to reporters.
4 years ago
New charges against Assange raise concerns about ripple effects on press freedom
4 years ago

Assange charged for role in WikiLeaks disclosures

Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act in a sweeping 18-count superseding indictment for his role in the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures.
4 years ago
Assange charged for role in WikiLeaks disclosures
4 years ago

Julian Assange charged with violating Espionage Act in 18-count indictment for WikiLeaks disclosures

Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act in a sweeping 18-count superseding indictment for his role in the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures.
4 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces additional charges in new indictment
4 years ago

Sweden reopens rape case against Assange as WikiLeaks founder faces extradition

Swedish prosecutors announced Monday that they will be reopening an inquiry into a sexual assault allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
4 years ago
Sweden reopens rape case against Assange as WikiLeaks founder faces extradition
4 years ago

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

The U.S. is expected to file a formal extradition request with the U.K.
4 years ago
Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange
4 years ago

Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify before grand jury

Chelsea Manning, an anti-secrecy activist and former U.S. Army intelligence analyst, has been released from jail on Thursday, her lawyers said.
4 years ago
Chelsea Manning released from jail after refusing to testify before grand jury
4 years ago

Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange as 'world's most innocent man'

The actress and model has been a long-time confidante of the whistleblower.
4 years ago
Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange as 'world's most innocent man'
4 years ago

Pamela Anderson defends jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The "Baywatch" star struck up a friendship with Assange and visited him a number of times at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
4 years ago
Pamela Anderson defends jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
4 years ago

Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail by British court

Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court for jumping bail.
4 years ago
Julian Assange sentenced for jumping bail by British court
4 years ago

Julian Assange sentenced for violating bail conditions in UK

The WikiLeaks founder was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in 2012.
4 years ago
Julian Assange sentenced for violating bail conditions in UK
4 years ago

US gave verbal pledge of no death penalty for Assange: Sources

United States officials gave verbal assurances to Ecuadorian authorities that WikiLeak founder Julian Assange would not face the death penalty in the U.S.
4 years ago
US gave verbal pledge of no death penalty for Assange: Sources
4 years ago
Ecuador accuses Assange of using embassy as a 'center for spying'
4 years ago

US will have to wait before trying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The Justice Department doesn’t expect Julian Assange to be brought to the U.S. anytime soon to face the conspiracy charge against him, a DOJ official told ABC News.
4 years ago
US will have to wait before trying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
4 years ago

Julian Assange faces extradition to US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could potentially face hacking charges in the United States.
4 years ago
Julian Assange faces extradition to US
4 years ago

Assange fears being beaten up in US prison, called Trump crowd 'clowns': Visitor

Julian Assange has been dreading the prospect of American prison, one of his regular visitors told ABC News' The Investigation podcast today.
4 years ago
Assange fears being beaten up in US prison, called Trump crowd 'clowns': Visitor
4 years ago

How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined

The pair have never met, with their first contact in 2010 over the internet.
4 years ago
How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined
4 years ago

Julian Assange arrested in London

Assange faces a long extradition battle with the U.S. in connection with publishing classified government documents through WikiLeaks. ABC News' Mona Kosar Abdi reports.
4 years ago
Julian Assange arrested in London
4 years ago

Julian Assange battles extradition to the US

The WikiLeaks founder, who remains in custody in England, is charged in the U.S. with hacking U.S. military and diplomatic secrets.
4 years ago
Julian Assange battles extradition to the US
4 years ago

Assange's Ecuador Embassy life: 'discourteous and aggressive' behavior and bad hygiene reports

Julian Assange's life in the Ecuador Embassy was marked by "discourteous" behavior and bad hygiene reports.
4 years ago
Assange's bad hygiene, 'aggressive' behavior reportedly alienated embassy staff
4 years ago

Julian Assange arrested after lengthy record of controversial disclosures

Charges unsealed Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange focus on what prosecutors called a computer hacking conspiracy dating back to 2010.
4 years ago
Julian Assange arrested after lengthy record of controversial disclosures
4 years ago

After Julian Assange's arrest, Trump says 'I know nothing about Wikileaks'

Assange was dragged from the Ecuadorian embassy after its officials described him as a houseguest from hell whobehaved badly and lived in squalor for seven years.
4 years ago
After Julian Assange's arrest, Trump says 'I know nothing about Wikileaks'
4 years ago

Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Assembly in London

Julian Assange was arrested in London on behalf of the U.S.; Georgetown faces a vote on a student fee that would create a fund for the descendants of former slaves that were sold by their school.
4 years ago
Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Assembly in London
4 years ago

After praising WikiLeaks on campaign trail, Trump now says 'I know nothing' about it

The president during the 2016 election offered effusive praise for Wikileaks' efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign.
4 years ago
Trump claims to 'know nothing' about WikiLeaks despite past praise
4 years ago

Trump says he knows nothing about WikiLeaks: 'It's not my thing'

The president reacted to the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
4 years ago
Trump says he knows nothing about WikiLeaks: 'It's not my thing'
4 years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested after 7 years of hiding out; indicted in US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuador Embassy in London.
4 years ago
Feds unseal charges against Julian Assange hours after arrest
4 years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of US

Julian Assange was taken into custody after his asylum protections from the Ecuadorian government expired.
4 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of US
4 years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested

Assange was arrested on a 7-year-old warrant early Thursday at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, and is currently being held in a police station.
4 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested
4 years ago

US may have 'legitimate basis' to keep mystery Assange case sealed: Judge

A prosecutor's gaffe revealed language mentioning charges against Assange.
4 years ago
US may have 'legitimate basis' to keep mystery Assange case sealed: Judge
4 years ago

US won't 'confirm or deny' charge against Wikileaks' Assange

Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are expected to ask a U.S. district court to unseal the mystery case against Assange that prosecutors mistakenly revealed.
4 years ago
US won't 'confirm or deny' charge against Wikileaks' Assange
4 years ago

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, appears to have 'been charged' in federal court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is famous for publishing government secrets.
4 years ago
Court filing hints at charges for WikiLeaks founder
4 years ago

Was there a plan to help Julian Assange escape to Russia?

Diplomatic credentials might have given Assange immunity.
4 years ago
Was there a plan to help Julian Assange escape to Russia?
4 years ago

Assange in 'solitary confinement' at embassy, fears possible extradition to US, lawyer says

Lawyer for Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange talks to ABC News about her client's feared extradition to the U.S.
4 years ago
WikiLeaks founder's health is suffering, fears extradition to US, lawyer says
4 years ago

As his isolation intensifies, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange faces possible threat of eviction, extradition

As his residency at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London enters its seventh year, Assange is facing a pair of converging crises that have left his allies worried.
4 years ago
As his isolation intensifies, Assange faces possible threat of eviction, extradition
4 years ago

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may be evicted from Ecuador embassy providing asylum, reports say

Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in the U.K. since 2012.
4 years ago
WikiLeaks' Julian Assange may be evicted from embassy providing asylum, reports say
6 years ago

Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange

Assange still faces arrest in the U.K., where he lives in Ecuador's embassy.
6 years ago
Sweden drops rape investigation into WikiLeaks head Julian Assange