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In January, UK district judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled not to extradite Assange to the United States, citing health reasons and the risk of suicide in the US prison system, but did not release him from the Belmarsh high-security prison. (REUTERS)

US continues to seek extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Assange was initially convicted by the Obama administration for conspiring to hack classified information on a government computer.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London on February 5, 2016.(Reuters file)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London on February 5, 2016.(Reuters file)

British judge rejects bail for WikiLeaks’ imprisoned Julian Assange

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:18 PM IST
Assange, 49, has been held in the Belmarsh prison in south-east London for the past 18 months after he was evicted from the Ecuadorian embassy, where he sought asylum for seven years.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail by a court in London.(REUTERS)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail by a court in London.(REUTERS)

London court denies bail to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

London | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 05:46 PM IST
Assange has spent more than eight years either holed up in the London’s Ecuadorean embassy or in jail.
People celebrating after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters Photo)
People celebrating after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters Photo)

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to discover if he will be freed from jail on bail

London | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:43 AM IST
Although Judge Vanessa Baraitser accepted the US legal arguments in the case, she said Assange’s mental health issues meant he would be at risk of suicide if he were extradited.
People celebrate after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain.(Reuters)
People celebrate after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain.(Reuters)

Mexican president offers asylum to Julian Assange

Mexico city | By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Lopez Obrador urged Britain to release Assange, calling his detention “torture” and saying WikiLeaks documents had showed the world’s “authoritarian” workings.
People celebrate after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)
People celebrate after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain on January 4, 2021.(Reuters File Photo)

US ‘extremely disappointed’ in Julian Assange extradition ruling

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 10:34 PM IST
Assange was indicted for violating the US espionage act in leaking the US files, and for hacking, based on the alleged assistance he provided former military intelligence officer Chelsea Manning in obtaining the documents from secure military computer systems.
People celebrate after a British judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London on January 4.(Reuters)
People celebrate after a British judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States, outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London on January 4.(Reuters)

UK court blocks Julian Assange’s extradition to US citing suicide risk

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Assange, 49, is wanted in the US over the publication of thousands of classified documents in 2010 and 2011. According to his defence team, the case is politically motivated. The court’s ruling is expected to appealed by US authorities in the high court.
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Monday Julian Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the US.(REUTERS)
District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Monday Julian Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the US.(REUTERS)

‘Likely to commit suicide’: UK judge cites clinical depression to block Assange’s extradition

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:28 PM IST
US prosecutors have indicted Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of leaked military and diplomatic documents a decade ago.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange making a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain on February 5, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange making a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain on February 5, 2016.(Reuters File Photo)

UK court blocks WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s extradition to United States

London | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:20 PM IST
US authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of 18 counts relating to Wikileaks’ release of vast troves of confidential US military records and diplomatic cables which they said had put lives in danger.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain.(REUTERS)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain.(REUTERS)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to hear UK judge’s ruling on extradition to US

London | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:23 AM IST
US authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of 18 counts of conspiring to hack government computers and of breaching a secrecy law by releasing vast troves of confidential military records and diplomatic cables over a decade ago.
US prosecutors indicted the 49-year-old Julian Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.(AP file photo)
US prosecutors indicted the 49-year-old Julian Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison.(AP file photo)

UK judge to rule on US extradition for WikiLeaks’ Assange

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Stella Moris, Assange’s partner and the mother of his two sons, has appealed to US President Donald Trump via Twitter to grant a pardon to Assange before he leaves office on Jan 20.
Julian Assange, 49, has been in custody or self-imposed exile in London for the better part of a decade.(AP)
Julian Assange, 49, has been in custody or self-imposed exile in London for the better part of a decade.(AP)

Possible Trump pardon overshadows WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition ruling

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON DEC 31, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Julian Assange drew praise from Trump during the 2016 campaign when WikiLeaks released emails that undercut Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Assange faces 18 charges in the United States relating to the 2010 release by WikiLeaks of 500,000 secret files detailing aspects of military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.(AFP Photo)
Assange faces 18 charges in the United States relating to the 2010 release by WikiLeaks of 500,000 secret files detailing aspects of military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq.(AFP Photo)

UN expert demands Julian Assange’s release, 10 years on

Geneva | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:37 AM IST
The 49-year-old Australian was first arrested 10 years ago on December 7, 2010. He is currently being held in the top-security Belmarsh jail in London awaiting the next hearing, due on January 4, on a US extradition request, in a case seen by his supporters as a cause celebre for media freedom.
Free Assange banners are tied opposite the Old Bailey in London on October 1, 2020.(AP Photo)
Free Assange banners are tied opposite the Old Bailey in London on October 1, 2020.(AP Photo)

UK judge to give Julian Assange’s US extradition verdict early next year

London | By Reuters| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Judge Vanessa Baraitser told London’s Old Bailey Court at the conclusion of hearings from witnesses in the case that she would deliver her verdict on January 4.
Assange lived in the embassy for seven years from 2012 after seeking refuge there while fearing his potential extradition to the US He was evicted in April 2019 and has been in a London prison since.(Reuters file photo)
Assange lived in the embassy for seven years from 2012 after seeking refuge there while fearing his potential extradition to the US He was evicted in April 2019 and has been in a London prison since.(Reuters file photo)

Julian Assange bugged while at Ecuadorian Embassy, UK court told

London | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 10:53 PM IST
In written statements at Assange’s extradition hearing, two anonymous witnesses who worked for a Spanish firm with a security contract at the embassy said the WikiLeaks founder faced an intensifying bugging operation from 2017 onwards after Donald Trump became US president.
Assange is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States for leaking military secrets. If convicted, Assange -- who has been held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison for the last 16 months -- could be jailed for up to 175 years.(AFP photo)
Assange is fighting to avoid extradition to the United States for leaking military secrets. If convicted, Assange -- who has been held at the high-security Belmarsh Prison for the last 16 months -- could be jailed for up to 175 years.(AFP photo)

US lawyer says Julian Assange faces decades in prison if convicted

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 09:22 PM IST
An American lawyer told an extradition hearing in Britain for Julian Assange on Monday that the WikiLeaks founder faces decades in prison if he is convicted on spying charges in the United States.
Demonstrators protest outside of the Old Bailey court in central London on September 7, 2020, as the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumes again.(AFP)
Demonstrators protest outside of the Old Bailey court in central London on September 7, 2020, as the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange resumes again.(AFP)

WikiLeaks’ Assange in UK court to fight US extradition bid

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:22 PM IST
Assange, who has spent almost a year and a half in a British prison, sat in the dock at the Old Bailey criminal court and formally refused the U.S. demand he be extradited to face trial on espionage charges.
Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP)
Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP)

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange to fight US extradition bid in UK court

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 06, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Lawyers for Assange and the US government are scheduled to face off in London Monday at an extradition hearing that was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.
If the UK court consents to his extradition in the trial that is due to resume on September 7, Julian Assange could be sentenced to 175 years behind bars.(Reuters file photo)
If the UK court consents to his extradition in the trial that is due to resume on September 7, Julian Assange could be sentenced to 175 years behind bars.(Reuters file photo)

Assange will never have chance of fair trial in UK, US: Ex-Ecuadorian Consul

London | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 06:52 PM IST
“There is plenty of evidence showing that Assange is a victim of a judicial persecution and that he is not getting a fair extradition trial here in the UK, and certainly will not have a fair trial in the US,” the former diplomat told Sputnik in a phone interview.
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood stands in a giant bird cage in protest against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S., outside the Old Bailey court, in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood stands in a giant bird cage in protest against the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the U.S., outside the Old Bailey court, in London.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood leads protest to support Julian Assange

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 10:54 AM IST
Dressed in a canary yellow outfit, the 79-year-old designer led protesters who chanted “Free Julian Assange” outside London’s Central Criminal Court.
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting with labour union representatives at the Elysee Palace following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris.(Reuters)
French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting with labour union representatives at the Elysee Palace following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Paris.(Reuters)

France: Emmanuel Macron ousts security chief after police protests

Paris, France | By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 11:18 AM IST
In a surprise move, Macron named a provocative lawyer who has defended WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and suspected terrorists as head of the Justice Ministry.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain in May 2017.(Reuters Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain in May 2017.(Reuters Photo)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused of conspiring with ‘anonymous’ hackers

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 09:07 AM IST
An Anonymous and LulzSec-affiliated hacker stole emails through a data breach of an American intelligence consulting company that were published in WikiLeaks, according to the statement. Assange indirectly asked that hacker to spam that company again, the US said.
Julian Assange was dragged out of the embassy and arrested in April last after Ecuador revoked his political asylum status.(Reuters)
Julian Assange was dragged out of the embassy and arrested in April last after Ecuador revoked his political asylum status.(Reuters)

Julian Assange seeks bail fearing coronavirus in jail

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 05:36 PM IST
Assange, 48, who had taken refuge in the embassy to avoid an European arrest warrant, fearing eventual extradition to the US to face charges of leaking classified information, was dragged out of the embassy and arrested in April last after Ecuador revoked his political asylum status.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, Britain, on August 18, 2014. ()(Reuters File Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures during a news conference at the Ecuadorian embassy in central London, Britain, on August 18, 2014. ()(Reuters File Photo)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two kids with lawyer in Ecuador embassy: Report

London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Assange is being held in London’s high security Belmarsh prison as he fights an extradition request by the United States to stand trial there on espionage charges.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain.(REUTERS File Photo)
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange leaves Westminster Magistrates Court in London, Britain.(REUTERS File Photo)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s UK extradition hearing paused until May

London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2020 09:59 AM IST
The full extradition hearing of the WikiLeaks founder is then set to resume for three weeks in mid-May, when witnesses will be called and cross-examined, with an eventual ruling expected by August at the latest.
WikiLeaks founder Julina Assange is wanted in the US on espionage charges over the leaking of classified government documents a decade ago.(Reuters File Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julina Assange is wanted in the US on espionage charges over the leaking of classified government documents a decade ago.(Reuters File Photo)

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked, says lawyer

London | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 05:23 PM IST
US prosecutors accuse WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of conspiring with U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to crack a password, hack into a Pentagon computer and release hundreds of thousands of secret diplomatic cables and military files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.(AP)
Supporters of Julian Assange hold placards as they protest on the second day of a week of opening arguments for the extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange outside Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in south east London, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.(AP)

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

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Julian Assange is being sought by the United States on 18 counts of hacking US government computers and an espionage offence to leak hundreds of thousands of secret documents by WikiLeaks almost a decade ago.
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange argues he was acting as a journalist entitled to First Amendment protection, and says the leaked documents exposed United States military wrongdoing.(REUTERS)
WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange argues he was acting as a journalist entitled to First Amendment protection, and says the leaked documents exposed United States military wrongdoing.(REUTERS)

US sets out case for extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

London | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2020 05:50 PM IST
U.S. authorities want to try Julian Assange on espionage charges that carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison over the 2010 publication of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents and diplomatic cables.
WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange is currently in a jail in London, and Judge Vanessa Baraitser will hear arguments next week as to why he should or should not be sent to the United States.(REUTERS)
WikiLeak’s founder Julian Assange is currently in a jail in London, and Judge Vanessa Baraitser will hear arguments next week as to why he should or should not be sent to the United States.(REUTERS)

WikiLeaks’Julian Assange may seek asylum in France, says lawyer

Paris | By Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 04:55 PM IST
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s lawyers noted the request for asylum was “not an ordinary demand” because Assange is not on French soil.
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