Tag Archives: WikiLeaks

News Orgs Urge US To Drop Charges Against Assange

The New York Times reports: The New York Times and four European news organizations called on the United States government on Monday to drop its charges against Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, for obtaining and publishing classified diplomatic and military secrets. In a joint open letter, The Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and El País said the prosecution …

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Assange Backers Form Human Chain At UK Parliament

Reuters reports: Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange formed a human chain outside Britain’s parliament on Saturday to demand an end to an attempt by the United States to have him extradited to face criminal charges. Hundreds of protesters, including Jeremy Corbyn, the former leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, gathered in a line which stretched from parliament’s perimeter railings …

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Britain Approves Extradition Of Julian Assange To US

The Wall Street Journal reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can now be extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. to face espionage charges after British Home Secretary Priti Patel approved the order. The decision, which Mr. Assange has said he would appeal, is the latest step in a long-running legal saga. A London court authorized Mr. Assange’s extradition in April, …

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Spanish Court Summons Pompeo To Testify On Alleged Trump Admin Plot To Kidnap And Murder Julian Assange

The Daily Beast reports: Donald Trump’s former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been ordered to appear in a Spanish court to explain a possible U.S. government plot to kidnap and assassinate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ABC Spain reports, citing legal sources close to the case. Yahoo News broke the news of the alleged 2017 plot last September, reporting that …

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Assange Denied Permission To Appeal US Extradition

Reuters reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied permission to appeal at Britain’s Supreme Court against a decision to extradite him to the United States, the court said on Monday. While Assange’s extradition must still be approved by the government, Monday’s decision deals a serious blow to Assange’s effort to fight his deportation from Britain in the courts. U.S. …

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Assange Granted Right To Appeal Extradition To US

The Associated Press reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday won the first stage of his effort to overturn a U.K. ruling that opened the door for his extradition to U.S. to stand trial on espionage charges. The High Court in London gave Assange permission to appeal the case to the U.K. Supreme Court. But the Supreme Court must agree …

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US Wins Appeal To Extradite Julian Assange From UK

Axios reports: England’s High Court on Friday overturned a British judge’s decision to block the extradition of Julian Assange to the U.S., dealing a major blow to the WikiLeaks founder in his decade-long fight to avoid prosecution by the U.S. government. Assange, who was arrested in Ecuador’s embassy in London in 2019 after its government revoked his asylum, is wanted …

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REPORT: Pompeo Led Trump Admin Discussions On Kidnapping Or Assassinating Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Yahoo News reports: In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation. Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far …

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US To Assange: You Can Serve Your Time In Australia

The New York Times reports: If a British court permits the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face criminal charges in the United States, the Biden administration has pledged that it will not hold him under the most austere conditions reserved for high-security prisoners and that, if he is convicted, it will let him serve his sentence in …

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DOJ Appeals UK Ruling Against Extraditing Assange

The Guardian reports: The US government has appealed a UK judge’s ruling against the extradition of the WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, according to a Justice Department official. The appeal made clear that Joe Biden intends to have Assange stand trial on espionage- and hacking-related charges over WikiLeaks’ publication of hundreds of thousands of US military and diplomatic documents. The Justice …

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ACLU, Others Ask Biden Admin To Drop Assange Case

The New York Times reports: A coalition of civil liberties and human rights groups urged the Biden administration on Monday to drop efforts to extradite the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain and prosecute him, calling the Trump-era case against him “a grave threat to press freedom.” The coalition sent a letter urging a change in course before a Friday …

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Flight Risk: UK Court Denies Bail For Julian Assange

NBC News reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been denied bail, a U.K. court ruled on Wednesday, and will remain in prison while lawyers for the U.S. government try to secure his extradition from Britain. The bail ruling comes just days after the same judge found that Assange could not be legally extradited to the United States to face espionage …

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UK Court Denies US Request To Extradite Assange

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US to face charges of espionage and of hacking government computers, a British judge has decided. The ruling was delivered at the central criminal court by the district judge, Vanessa Baraitser. She said the WikiLeaks founder was likely to be held in conditions of isolation in a so-called supermax prison …

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US Admits Republican Rep Offered Pardon For Assange In Return For Covering Up Russia’s Help In DNC Hack

The Daily Beast reports: Lawyers representing the United States at Julian Assange’s extradition trial in Britain have accepted the claim that the WikiLeaks founder was offered a presidential pardon on the condition that he would help cover up Russia’s involvement in hacking emails from the Democratic National Committee. Jennifer Robinson, a lawyer, told the court that she had attended a …

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Assange Warned After Outburst In UK Court [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Julian Assange has been warned by the judge in his extradition case that he could be removed from court with the case continuing in his absence after he interjected while a lawyer for the US authorities sparred with a high-profile witness giving evidence in support of the WikiLeaks founder. The incident came on the second day of …

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Assange’s Extradition Battle Resumes In London Court

Reuters reports: Julian Assange resumed his battle in a London court on Monday to avoid extradition to the United States to face criminal charges over the activities of his WikiLeaks website, after months of delay due to the coronavirus lockdown. The U.S. authorities accuse Australian-born Assange, 49, of conspiring to hack government computers and of violating an espionage law in …

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Mueller: Roger Stone Rightly Remains A Convicted Felon

Robert Mueller writes from the Washington Post: The work of the special counsel’s office — its report, indictments, guilty pleas and convictions — should speak for itself. But I feel compelled to respond both to broad claims that our investigation was illegitimate and our motives were improper, and to specific claims that Roger Stone was a victim of our office. …

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BREAKING: Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

Politico reports: President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of longtime adviser Roger Stone, who was found guilty of seeking to thwart congressional and FBI investigations into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. A senior administration official confirmed to POLITICO that Trump commuted Stone’s sentence. Stone, 67, was sentenced in February to three years and four months in …

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Appeals Court Denies Roger Stone’s “Emergency” Bid

Bloomberg News reports: A federal appeals court denied an emergency request from Republican operative Roger Stone for a delay to the start of his prison term for lying to Congress, saying he hadn’t proved that he was in particular danger of catching the coronavirus behind bars. “Stone proffers for the first time new facts regarding what he describes as positive …

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Feds Charge Assange With Conspiring With Hackers

Bloomberg News reports: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange conspired with hackers affiliated with the “Anonymous” and “LulzSec” groups, which have been linked to numerous cyber attacks around the world, according to new indictment by the U.S. Justice Department. Assange, who’s detained in the U.K. on a U.S. extradition request, gave the leader of LulzSec a list of targets to hack in …

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