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May 20, 2024 at 11:10 PM

Timeline of the Assange legal saga over extradition to the US on espionage charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been fighting for years to avoid extradition to the United States to face charges related to his organization’s publication of a huge trove of classified documents
May 20, 2024 at 11:10 PM
FILE - Buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, on May 1, 2019. Assange faces a key hearing Monday May 20, 2024 in his decade-and-a-half-long attempt to avoid extradition to the United States on espionage charges. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 20, 2024 at 7:58 PM

London court to decide whether WikiLeaks founder Assange is extradited to the US

A British court has ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can appeal against an order that he be extradited to the U.S. on espionage charges
May 20, 2024 at 7:58 PM
Stella Assange, wife of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, addresses the media as she arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Monday, May 20, 2024. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces a hearing Monday in the High Court in London that could end with him being sent to the U.S. to face espionage charges, or provide him another chance to appeal his extradition. The outcome will depend on how much weight judges give to assurances U.S. officials have provided that Assange's rights won't be trampled if he goes on trial. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
May 20, 2024 at 2:24 PM

UK High Court allows Julian Assange to continue appealing extradition to US

The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed in 2019 an 18-count indictment accusing Assange of violating the Espionage Act.
May 20, 2024 at 2:24 PM
Protesters hold placards outside the High Court in London, Monday, May 20, 2024.
May 20, 2024 at 2:19 PM

Julian Assange allowed to continue extradition appeal

The WikiLeaks founder is accused by the U.S. of conspiring to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents beginning in 2010.
May 20, 2024 at 2:19 PM
The WikiLeaks founder is accused by the U.S. of conspiring to leak hundreds of thousands of classified documents beginning in 2010.
May 19, 2024 at 9:26 AM

WikiLeaks founder facing pivotal moment in long fight to stay out of US court

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces what could be his final court hearing in England over whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges
May 19, 2024 at 9:26 AM
FILE - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London, Wednesday May 1, 2019. Assange faces what could be his final court hearing in England over whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
1 month ago

US submits assurances to UK over Julian Assange extradition as case moves forward

The United States has reportedly sent assurances to the United Kingdom intended to facilitate the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
1 month ago
FILE PHOTO: A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a sign, on the day the High Court is set to rule on whether Julian Assange can appeal against extradition from Britain to the United States, in London, Britain, March 26, 2024. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo
3 months ago

Wikileaks founder fighting extradition

For his publication of thousands of classified documents, Julian Assange is facing major charges in the U.S., including violation of the Espionage Act.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Wikileaks founder fighting extradition
4 months ago

Man convicted of largest leak in CIA history sentenced to 40 years in prison

Joshua Schulte, who was convicted of orchestrating the largest leak of classified material in CIA history, was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday.
4 months ago
In this courtroom sketch, Joshua Schulte, center, is seated at the defense table flanked by his attorneys during jury deliberations, March 4, 2020, in New York.
5 months ago

Chelsea Manning says prison taught her 'the power of silence'

During a New Year's Day performance at a poetry event in New York City, Chelsea Manning spoke out about the year she spent in solitary confinement.
5 months ago
Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence officer who served prison time for releasing a trove of classified documents in 2010, spoke on Jan. 1, 2024, at the Poetry Project’s 50th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon in New York City.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London,  May 1, 2019.
3 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.
3 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the United States, a judge in the U.K. ruled Monday.
3 years ago

Judge blocks Julian Assange's extradition to US

Because Assange is a suicide risk, he should not be extradited, the judge said.
3 years ago
People celebrate the Central Criminal Court in London after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, Jan. 4, 2021.
3 years ago

Edward Snowden announces he's become a father

Edward Snowden announces he's become a father.
3 years ago
Edward Snowden appears on a live video feed broadcast from Moscow at an event sponsored by the ACLU Hawaii in Honolulu, Feb. 14, 2015.
4 years ago

Family of slain British teen wants to stop 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.
4 years ago
Charlotte Charles, Mother of Harry Dunn joins an anti-Donald Trump protest as NATO Leaders attend a reception at Buckingham Palace in London, Dec. 3 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Officials said the evidence against Assange has weakened due to the long period of time that has elapsed since the alleged incident.
5 years ago

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Assange has always denied the 2010 accusations and fought extradition for years.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London,  May 1, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Edward Snowden speaks via video link as he takes part in a discussion about his book "Permanent Record" with German journalist Holger Stark in Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Pamela Anderson speaks out about Julian Assange on "The View," Sept. 6, 2019, in her first TV interview since visiting him in May.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: The WikiLeaks founder appears to have "been charged" with a crime, according to newly unsealed court documents that were inadvertently disclosed by federal prosecutors from the Eastern District of Virginia.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Secret indictment of Wikileaks founder accidentally disclosed
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Pamela Anderson says Julian Assange’s ‘health is really deteriorating’
5 years ago

New charges against 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.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven out of Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act in a sweeping 18-count superseding indictment for his role in the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures.
5 years ago

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces additional charges in new indictment

Julian Assange has been charged under the Espionage Act in a sweeping 18-count superseding indictment for his role in the 2010 WikiLeaks disclosures.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven out of Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London,  May 1, 2019.
5 years ago

Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange

The U.S. is expected to file a formal extradition request with the U.K.
5 years ago
The U.S. is expected to file a formal extradition request with the U.K.
5 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.
5 years ago
Chelsea Manning attends A Becoming Resemblance exhibition by Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Manning in New York City on August 2, 2017.
5 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.
5 years ago
Actress Pamela Anderson leaves Belmarsh Prison in south-east London, after visiting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, May 7, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Pamela Anderson defends jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
5 years ago

Julian Assange sentenced for jumping bail by British court

Julian Assange was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison by a British court for jumping bail.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London,  May 1, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
The WikiLeaks founder was sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for skipping bail in 2012.
5 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.
5 years ago
Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police, April 11, 2019.
5 years ago

Ecuador accuses Assange of using embassy as a 'center for spying'

Bizarre footage has also emerged of Assange skateboarding while inside.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, April 11, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen in a police van after was arrested by British police outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, April 11, 2019.
5 years ago

Julian Assange faces extradition to US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange could potentially face hacking charges in the United States.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Julian Assange faces extradition to US
5 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.
5 years ago
Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court, where he was found guilty of breaching his bail, in London, Thursday, April 11, 2019.
5 years ago

How Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning became intertwined

The pair have never met, with their first contact in 2010 over the internet.
5 years ago
Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police, April 11, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO:  Julian Assange arrested in London
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Julian Assange battles extradition to the US
5 years ago

Assange's bad hygiene, 'aggressive' behavior reportedly alienated embassy staff

Julian Assange's life in the Ecuador Embassy was marked by "discourteous" behavior and bad hygiene reports.
5 years ago
Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police, April 11, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: After Julian Assange's arrest, Trump says 'I know nothing about Wikileaks'
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian Assembly in London
5 years ago

Trump claims to 'know nothing' about WikiLeaks despite past praise

The president during the 2016 election offered effusive praise for Wikileaks' efforts to undermine Hillary Clinton's campaign.
5 years ago
President Donald Trump meets with South Korean President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House, April 11, 2019, in Washington.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: Trump says he knows nothing about Wikileaks: 'It's not my thing'
5 years ago

Feds unseal charges against Julian Assange hours after arrest

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuador Embassy in London.
5 years ago
Julian Assange gestures as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, after the WikiLeaks founder was arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police and taken into custody, April 11, 2019.
5 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.
5 years ago
VIDEO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London on behalf of US
5 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.
5 years ago
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.