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11 May 2015

Assange appeal rejected by Sweden’s supreme court

Sweden s supreme court has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange over his arrest warrant for alleged rape and sexual assault. Sweden issued the warrant in 2010 following allegations from two Swedish women, one who said she was raped and another who alleged sexual assault. The court ruling on Monday means the arrest warrant against the WikiLeaks founder will not now be lifted.
Sweden s supreme court has rejected an appeal by Julian Assange over his arrest warrant for alleged rape and sexual...

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7 Feb 2015

Julian Assange: Costs of policing Wikileaks founder reach £10m

Scotland Yard has spent about 10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed asylum there, figures show. Mr Assange, who denies allegations he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden, faces arrest if he leaves the embassy. "It is embarrassing to see the UK government spending more on surveillance and detaining an uncharged political refugee than on its investigation into the Iraq war, which killed hundreds of thousands," WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said.
Scotland Yard has spent about 10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since Wikileaks founder...

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18 Aug 2014

Julian Assange says he will leave Ecuadorian embassy soon

Julian Assange has rebuffed reports that he is planning to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in order to hand himself in to police, saying only that he will leave "soon". Media reports had surfaced ahead of a press conference on Monday morning suggesting that the WikiLeaks founder intended imminently to give himself up to the British authorities. Assange has been confined in the embassy for more than two years after being granted political asylum
Julian Assange has rebuffed reports that he is planning to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in order to hand himself in to...

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18 Jun 2014

Julian Assange to file fresh challenge in effort to escape two-year legal limbo

Lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who on Thursday marks his second anniversary holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, are preparing to file a challenge to his detention order in Sweden in a move that could impact the state of legal limbo in which he is trapped
Lawyers for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who on Thursday marks his second anniversary holed up in the...

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22 Feb 2014

Julian Assange “Ghost Writer” tells all on Assange

I asked him if he had a working title yet and he said, to laughter, Yes. Ban This Book: From Swedish Whores to Pentagon Bores . It was interesting to see how he parried with some notion of himself as a public figure, as a rock star really, when all the activists I ve ever known tend to see themselves as marginal and possibly eccentric figures. Assange referred a number of times to the fact that people were in love with him, but I couldn t see the coolness, the charisma he took for granted. He spoke at length about his enemies , mainly the Guardian and the New York Times.
I asked him if he had a working title yet and he said, to laughter, Yes. Ban This Book: From Swedish Whores to Pentagon...

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30 Aug 2013

Julian Assange told stop using embassy to make fun of politicians

Julian Assange has been told to stop using the Ecuadorean embassy in London to poke fun at Australian politicians as part of his Senate election bid, it has been reported. The South American nation's president, Rafael Correa, chastised Assange after a video appeared online in which the WikiLeaks founder - along with Juice Rap News - ridiculed Tony Abbott, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.
Julian Assange has been told to stop using the Ecuadorean embassy in London to poke fun at Australian politicians as...

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17 Jun 2013

Julian Assange prepared for five more years in embassy, says Ecuador

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, says he is fit enough to spend another five years inside the tiny Ecuadorean embassy in London, Ecuador's foreign minister said on Monday, as it was announced that British and Ecuadorean legal experts would try to resolve the impasse.
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, says he is fit enough to spend another five years inside the tiny Ecuadorean...

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10 Jun 2013

Julian Assange praises Edward Snowden as a hero

Edward Snowden is a "hero" who has exposed "one of the most serious events of the decade the creeping formulation of a mass surveillance state", Julian Assange said on Monday. The WikiLeaks founder said the question of surveillance abuses by states and tech companies was "something that I and many other journalists and civil libertarians have been campaigning about for a long time. It is very pleasing to see such clear and concrete proof presented to the public."
Edward Snowden is a "hero" who has exposed "one of the most serious events of the decade the creeping formulation of a...

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10 Dec 2012

Julian Assange the fugitive

But when Assange appears, he seems more like an in-patient than an interviewee, his opening words slow and hesitant, the voice so cracked as to be barely audible. If you have ever visited someone convalescing after a breakdown, his demeanour would be instantly recognisable. Admirers cast him as the new Jason Bourne, but in these first few minutes I worry he may be heading more towards Miss Havisham.
But when Assange appears, he seems more like an in-patient than an interviewee, his opening words slow and hesitant, the...

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8 Oct 2012

Julian Assange supporters ordered to forfeit £93,500 bail money

Julian Assange's supporters have been ordered to forfeit 93,500 in bail money after the WikiLeaks founder sought political asylum in the Ecuadorean embassy in London. A court ruled on Monday that the payments must be made within a month by nine friends and backers who in 2010 pledged 140,000 to guarantee Assange would abide by bail conditions during a failed legal challenge to extradition proceedings brought by authorities in Sweden, where he faces allegations of rape and sexual assault.
Julian Assange's supporters have been ordered to forfeit 93,500 in bail money after the WikiLeaks founder sought...

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8 Oct 2012

Julian Assange to publish book about freedom and the future of the internet

Julian Assange's last foray into the publishing world ended in an acrimonious and highly costly dispute, after he withdrew from his million-pound contract and his publishers released a draft autobiography manuscript against his wishes. Now confined to the Ecuadorean embassy in London after being granted asylum, the WikiLeaks founder has announced he is to publish a new book about the internet, freedom and what he terms "the resistance".
Julian Assange's last foray into the publishing world ended in an acrimonious and highly costly dispute, after he...

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1 Oct 2012

Sweden detains Pirate Bay founder in oppressive conditions without charges

One of the prime arguments I have always made about the Assange asylum case is that his particular fear of being extradited to Sweden is grounded in that country's very unusual and quite oppressive pre-trial detention powers: ones that permit the state to act with an extreme degree of secrecy and which can even prohibit the accused from any communication with the outside world.
One of the prime arguments I have always made about the Assange asylum case is that his particular fear of being...

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27 Sep 2012

Julian Assange Obama is exploiting Arab spring for political gain

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has accused President Obama of seeking to exploit the Arab spring revolutions for political gain, claiming Obama's vocal support for freedom of expression had not been translated into action.
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has accused President Obama of seeking to exploit the Arab spring revolutions for...

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15 Sep 2012

Condom used as evidence in Assange sex case ‘does not contain his DNA’

Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have revealed that a key piece of evidence does not contain his DNA. A torn condom given to Swedish police by one of the alleged victims was examined by staff at two forensic laboratories but they could not find any conclusive evidence of Mr Assange s DNA on it.
Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have revealed that a key piece of evidence does not contain his DNA. A torn...

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3 Sep 2012

UK tells Ecuador Assange can’t be extradited if he faces death penalty

Britain has assured Ecuador that Julian Assange has a double guarantee that he cannot face extradition from Sweden to the US if he were to face the death penalty or his human rights were to be breached. In a written statement to MPs, the foreign secretary, William Hague, said it was a "matter of regret" that the government of Ecuador had decided to offer asylum to Assange after Britain offered a series of assurances to Quito
Britain has assured Ecuador that Julian Assange has a double guarantee that he cannot face extradition from Sweden to...

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21 Aug 2012

Anonymous hits UK government websites in Assange protest

Computer hacking collective Anonymous says it has attacked government websites in retaliation for the UK's handling of the Julian Assange case. It claimed responsibility on Twitter for the denial-of-service attacks. Websites affected include the Ministry of Justice and the Home Office. The Wikileaks founder is staying at Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex assault claims, which he denies. He was granted asylum by the country last week.
Computer hacking collective Anonymous says it has attacked government websites in retaliation for the UK's handling of...

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21 Aug 2012

Nationalists promote their agenda by masquerading as rights advocates

(Apparently, activists should only seek asylum from countries with pristine human rights records, whichever countries those might be: a newly concocted standard that was conspicuously missing during the saga of blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng at the US embassy; I don't recall any western media outlets accusing Guangcheng of hypocrisy for seeking refuge from a country that indefinitely imprisons people with no charges, attacked Iraq, assassinates its own citizens with no due process on the secret orders of the president, bombs funerals and rescuers in Pakistan, uses extreme force and mass arrests to try to obliterate the peaceful Occupy protest movement, wages an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, prosecutes its Muslim citizens for posting YouTube videos critical of US foreign policy, embraces and arms the world's most oppressive regimes, and imprisoned Muslim journalists for years at Guant namo and elsewhere with no charges of any kind.)
(Apparently, activists should only seek asylum from countries with pristine human rights records, whichever countries...

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20 Aug 2012

Julian Assange row Embassy entry ‘would be suicide for UK’

The UK would be committing diplomatic suicide if it tried to enter his country's embassy in London, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has said. The president said such a move would open up the UK to having its diplomatic missions around the world entered.
The UK would be committing diplomatic suicide if it tried to enter his country's embassy in London, Ecuadorean President...

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19 Aug 2012

Julian Assange urges US to end ‘war on whistleblowers’

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has urged the United States to end its "war on whistleblowers" as he used a dramatic appearance on the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy to thank supporters for backing his fight against extradition.
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has urged the United States to end its "war on whistleblowers" as he used a...

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17 Aug 2012

Ecuador asylum decision criticised

The UK and Sweden have criticised Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange as the diplomatic row over what to do with him intensifies. The Wikileaks founder took refuge at Ecuador's London embassy in June as he faced extradition to Sweden over sexual assault claims, which he denies. The UK has said it will not allow him safe passage out of the country. Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said he hoped talks with the UK would "overcome this".
The UK and Sweden have criticised Ecuador for granting political asylum to Julian Assange as the diplomatic row over...

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16 Aug 2012

Julian Assange asylum row puts UK in catch-22 situation

The prospect of police breaking into the Ecuadorean embassy in London any time soon to arrest Julian Assange and extradite him to Sweden for questioning on allegations of sexual offences does not seem very imminent. Despite the dramatic announcement on Thursday by Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Pati o, that his country granted asylum to the WikiLeaks founder, little in reality has changed. Assange is unable to leave the embassy as he would still face immediate arrest.
The prospect of police breaking into the Ecuadorean embassy in London any time soon to arrest Julian Assange and...

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14 Aug 2012

Julian Assange will be granted asylum, says official

Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have said. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at Ecuador's London embassy since 19 June, when he officially requested political asylum. "Ecuador will grant asylum to Julian Assange," said an official in the Ecuadorean capital Quito, who is familiar with the government discussions
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa has agreed to give Julian Assange asylum, officials within Ecuador's government have...

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2 Aug 2012

Julian Assange is right to fear US prosecution

As the drama unfolds over Julian Assange's bid for political asylum in Ecuador, a troubling irony has emerged: the besieged founder of WikiLeaks is seeking refuge in this small Andean nation because he fears persecution from the United States, a nation whose laws famously grant asylum to people in precisely Assange's situation. Indeed, the US has demonstrated its commitment to be a safe haven for those being persecuted for their political beliefs by recognising that journalists punished for expressing political opinions in places like China meet the criteria for asylum under the US's own laws.
As the drama unfolds over Julian Assange's bid for political asylum in Ecuador, a troubling irony has emerged: the...

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31 Jul 2012

WikiLeaks supporter David House lashes out against Julian Assange

Julian Assange has lost another of his dwindling band of loyal supporters. David House, one of very few people to have met both Assange and the WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning, has denounced the WikiLeaks founder in a blaze of excoriating tweets. House's criticisms come two days after WikiLeaks claimed credit for a hoax article under the name former New York Times editor Bill Keller which was circulated widely on the internet. The organisation's involvement in the hoax drew criticism that it had undermined its credibility for a publicity stunt.
Julian Assange has lost another of his dwindling band of loyal supporters. David House, one of very few people to have...

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9 Jul 2012

Whistleblowers need our help – let’s move on from WikiLeaks bickering

On the important issues, WikiLeaks and the publishing organisations it worked with are in agreement: the co-ordinated (and partially redacted) release of material from the Afghan war logs to Guantanamo files was important, and in the public interest - and the editors of most (if not all) of the mainstream organisations, including the Guardian, have said they would vigorously oppose the prosecutions of anyone, including Julian Assange, for those actions.
On the important issues, WikiLeaks and the publishing organisations it worked with are in agreement: the co-ordinated...

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29 Jun 2012

Julian Assange ‘declines’ police order

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is ignoring a Metropolitan Police order to surrender himself at a police station, his representative has said. Susan Benn said he was advised to "decline to comply" and will remain inside the Ecuadorian embassy while his application for asylum is processed.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is ignoring a Metropolitan Police order to surrender himself at a police station, his...

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24 Jun 2012

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Supporters say Thanks for nothing

As he sweats out the hours in the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange, fashionable society s favourite fugitive, may be in more trouble than he realises. His big hope is to find a bolthole in South America, but the sinister forces he believes are pursuing him could turn out to be a lot more forgiving than the people who put up his bail money. The Assange Supporters Club, a motley collection of socialites, movie-makers and human rights bores, offers a poignant illustration of the collective liberal conscience battling the establishment by coshing itself over the head. It all looked so different late last year when 40-year-old Julian, the white-haired whizz-kid of the secrets-busting WikiLeaks website, was in a London courtroom trying to avoid extradition to Sweden on sexual assault charges.
As he sweats out the hours in the Ecuadorian Embassy, Julian Assange, fashionable society s favourite fugitive, may be...

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20 Jun 2012

Ecuador’s free speech record at odds with Julian Assange’s bid for openness

Julian Assange may not have had many options when he was considering where to seek asylum, but even still, Ecuador is a far from obvious choice. Ecuador, a country with a tenuous respect for international human rights law, is counter-intuitive refuge for the free speech and transparency crusader.
Julian Assange may not have had many options when he was considering where to seek asylum, but even still, Ecuador is a...

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19 Jun 2012

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador embassy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, the country's foreign minister has said. "Ecuador is studying and analysing the request," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters in Quito. Last week the UK's Supreme Court dismissed Mr Assange's bid to reopen an appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes he denies.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum at Ecuador's London embassy, the country's foreign minister...

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14 Jun 2012

Supreme court dismisses Assange appeal bid

The Supreme Court has dismissed a bid by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. Seven judges of Britain's top court unanimously dismissed the move by Mr Assange as being "without merit". Two weeks ago the court rejected his argument that a European arrest warrant for extradition was invalid.
The Supreme Court has dismissed a bid by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to...

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30 May 2012

Julian Assange given 14 days to challenge extradition ruling

Julian Assange's fight against extradition to Sweden may stagger on to a second round at the supreme court after he was granted permission to submit fresh arguments. Despite losing by a majority of five to two, his lawyers have been given 14 days to consider whether to challenge a central point of the judgment on the correct interpretation of international treaties.
Julian Assange's fight against extradition to Sweden may stagger on to a second round at the supreme court after he was...

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27 Mar 2012

Julian Assange to push for greater Australia defence spending

The WikiLeaks founder, who is on bail waiting for a British court decision on his extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations, said he will run at the next election as a "libertarian" and wants to reduce Australia's reliance on the United States. In his first comments on his newly-declared political ambitions, he told Fairfax media that Australia must prepare for the likelihood of "serious decline" of the US and "collapse of its superpower status" over the next 15 to 20 years.
The WikiLeaks founder, who is on bail waiting for a British court decision on his extradition to Sweden on sexual...

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17 Mar 2012

Julian Assange to run for Australian senate

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in Australia's senate next year despite being under virtual house arrest in the UK and facing sex crime allegations in Sweden. The 40-year-old Australian citizen has taken his legal battle against extradition all the way to Britain's supreme court, which is expected to rule on his case soon.
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange plans to run for a seat in Australia's senate next year despite being under virtual...

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10 Mar 2012

The dirty war on WikiLeaks

War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an unpopular colonial war. Like the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, attacks on Iran and Syria require a steady drip-effect on readers' and viewers' consciousness. This is the essence of a propaganda that rarely speaks its name.
War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the...

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2 Mar 2012

Stratfor, WikiLeaks and the Obama administration’s war against truth

WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private intelligence firm known as Stratfor. The source of the leak was the hacker group Anonymous, which took credit for obtaining more than 5m emails from Stratfor's servers. Anonymous obtained the material on 24 December 2011, and provided it to WikiLeaks, which, in turn, partnered with 25 media organizations globally to analyze the emails and publish them.
WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website, has again published a massive trove of documents, this time from a private...

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3 Feb 2012

Sweden followed normal procedure over Julian Assange arrest, court told

Sweden was right to allow its public prosecutor to demand the arrest of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder wanted in connection with allegations including rape, the UK's supreme court has been told. The court heard that it was normal in Europe for prosecutors, rather than judges, to issue European arrest warrants.
Sweden was right to allow its public prosecutor to demand the arrest of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder wanted in...

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17 Dec 2011

Julian Assange can appeal against extradition, supreme court rules

The highest court in the land has granted permission for Julian Assange to appeal against his extradition to Sweden, where he faces sex crime allegations. The supreme court said it would hear the appeal because the WikiLeaks founder's case raised a question on extradition law "of general public importance". The two-day hearing will begin on 1 February, the court said. The appeal will be heard by a panel of seven of the 12 supreme court justices "given the great public importance of the issue raised, which is whether a prosecutor is a judicial authority", a supreme court spokesman said.
The highest court in the land has granted permission for Julian Assange to appeal against his extradition to Sweden,...

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6 Dec 2011

Assange wins permission to continue extradition fight but judges warn his chances of success are slim

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. However, Assange was warned by judges today that his chances of beating extradition are slim and he could still be extradited within 10 days.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden...

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6 Dec 2011

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crimes allegations. However, Assange was warned by judges today that his chances of beating extradition are slim and he could still be extradited within 10 days.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been granted permission to continue his legal battle to avoid extradition to Sweden...

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6 Dec 2011

Julian Assange wins right to pursue extradition fight

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has won the right to petition the UK Supreme Court in his fight against extradition to Sweden. He lost a High Court battle last month to be extradited over alleged sex offences, which he denies.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has won the right to petition the UK Supreme Court in his fight against extradition to...

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10 Nov 2011

Julian Assange, the opera Wikileaks brought to book

There has already been a play, a (disowned) autobiography, and some might argue that the real-life extradition drama is quite enough - but now work has begun on an opera based on the life of Julian Assange in Melbourne.
There has already been a play, a (disowned) autobiography, and some might argue that the real-life extradition drama is...

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2 Nov 2011

Julian Assange loses appeal against extradition

The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has lost his high court appeal against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations. Lord Justice Thomas and Mr Justice Ouseley on Wednesday handed down their judgment in the 40-year-old Australian's appeal against a European arrest warrant issued by Swedish prosecutors after rape and sexual assault accusations made by two Swedish women following his visit to Stockholm in August 2010.
The WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has lost his high court appeal against extradition to Sweden to face rape...

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23 Sep 2011

Julian Assange, Conrad Black and other jailhouse howlers

Julian Assange may be the first heterosexual, bathing-averse Australian to compare himself to Oscar Wilde. He may also be the first to compare the prison experience to Barbarella. But this is the joy of the jailhouse memoir: All preconceptions disappear. People you thought were monomaniacs with God complexes or market-worshipping social climbers suddenly reveal themselves to be something other. Friends of the downtrodden. Fist-pumping allies of the urban underclass.
Julian Assange may be the first heterosexual, bathing-averse Australian to compare himself to Oscar Wilde. He may also...

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6 Sep 2011

WikiLeaks’ Assange accuses UK paper of negligence

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the Guardian on Tuesday, saying the British paper's "negligence" in publishing an encryption key to uncensored files forced his organization's hand in publishing the secret U.S. diplomatic memos.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange blasted the Guardian on Tuesday, saying the British paper's "negligence" in publishing...

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13 Jul 2011

Julian Assange extradition appeal QCs clash over ‘conceptions of consent’

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, must be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion, the high court in London heard. Clare Montgomery QC, appearing for the Swedish prosecution authority on the last day of Assange's appeal against extradition, said complaints against him showed a lack of consent during a string of sexual encounters in Stockholm last August. She said the charges set out on the European arrest warrant and supported by witness statements amount to valid allegations
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, must be extradited to Sweden to face accusations of rape, sexual molestation...

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13 Jul 2011

Julian Assange extradition appeal hearing

Robert Booth at the high court and Paul Owen at the Guardian office bring you full coverage of the second day of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's battle to avoid being sent to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault allegations
Robert Booth at the high court and Paul Owen at the Guardian office bring you full coverage of the second day of...

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12 Jul 2011

Julian Assange tries ‘silent’ strategy in court fight to beat extradition

He arrived in silence and was told by his lawyer to leave in silence. In between he was humbled. Julian Assange, the controversial founder of WikiLeaks, appeared at the high court in London at the start of his latest fight against extradition to Sweden over sex allegations. He was armed with a new strategy and a new legal team aimed at winning his freedom after 216 days of house arrest.
He arrived in silence and was told by his lawyer to leave in silence. In between he was humbled. Julian Assange, the...

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12 Jul 2011

Julian Assange’s behaviour was ‘disrespectful, but not illegal’

Lawyers for Julian Assange told the Court of Appeal in London that a European Arrest Warrant was 'misleading in the extreme' and based on allegations which would not constitute a crime in this country. The court heard his behaviour may have been viewed as "disrespectful", but was not illegal.
Lawyers for Julian Assange told the Court of Appeal in London that a European Arrest Warrant was 'misleading in the...

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12 Jul 2011

Julian Assange’s lawyer tells extradition appeal arrest warrant is invalid

The European arrest warrant issued for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is invalid, the high court was told on Tuesday, because of significant discrepancies between its allegations of sexual assault and rape and the testimonies of two women he allegedly had sex with.
The European arrest warrant issued for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, is invalid, the high court was told on...

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11 Jul 2011

Anonymous threatens police over phone hacking and Julian Assange cases

Figures at the top of hackers' collective Anonymous are threatening to attack the Metropolitan police's computer systems and those controlled by the UK judicial system, warning that Tuesday will be "the biggest day in Anonymous's history".
Figures at the top of hackers' collective Anonymous are threatening to attack the Metropolitan police's computer systems...

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1 Jul 2011

Julian Assange’s story is told in Australian play

"Without us, there would be no Arab spring." Thus Julian Assange, or at least an actor playing Julian Assange, or to be more accurate an actor playing an actor playing Julian Assange. If you thought WikiLeaks was complicated, welcome to WikiLeaks the play.
"Without us, there would be no Arab spring." Thus Julian Assange, or at least an actor playing Julian Assange, or to be...

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15 Jun 2011

WikiLeaks auctions lunch with Julian Assange

For those who like their meals to come with a side of indiscreet chatter, WikiLeaks may have an appetising opportunity. The not-for-profit organisation is offering eight people the chance to dine with founder Julian Assange to raise funds for its work. While Assange is said to often go long periods without eating, he is unlikely to be short of conversation given that he has become one of the most recognisable media figures over the past year and is rarely shy of offering an opinion.
For those who like their meals to come with a side of indiscreet chatter, WikiLeaks may have an appetising opportunity....

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12 May 2011

WikiLeaks, get out of the gagging game

Yesterday, media lawyer and legal blogger David Allen Green published the full text of the gagging order signed by almost all WikiLeaks employees earlier this year. It's an extraordinary document. WikiLeaks staffers face a 12m penalty if they reveal any information about WikiLeaks' day-to-day operations, let alone any documents given to the whistleblowing organisation.
Yesterday, media lawyer and legal blogger David Allen Green published the full text of the gagging order signed by...

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13 Apr 2011

Assange praises Indian newspaper’s use of WikiLeaks disclosures

US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks have made a huge impact in India. The Hindu began running stories based on the cables on 15 March, resulting in 21 front page scoops. The government has been rocked by some of the revelations, with calls for the prime minister, Manmohan Singh, to resign
US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks have made a huge impact in India. The Hindu began running stories based on the...

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10 Apr 2011

WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding

Hillary Clinton's diplomatic pillow talk is no longer privileged information, and her fury knows no limits. The man found to have been the ultimate culprit is kept naked in an American military facility with President Obama's explicit support. The recipient of a quarter of a million classified US documents and the purveyor of these indiscretions, Julian Assange, fears the possibility of extradition to the United States after indictment in Sweden for rape.
Hillary Clinton's diplomatic pillow talk is no longer privileged information, and her fury knows no limits. The man...

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9 Apr 2011

Julian Assange claims WikiLeaks is more accountable than governments

WikiLeaks is more accountable than democratically elected governments because it accepts donations from members of the public, Julian Assange has claimed, in his first formal public appearance since being arrested in December following accusations of rape and sexual assault
WikiLeaks is more accountable than democratically elected governments because it accepts donations from members of the...

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26 Feb 2011

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange handed ‘resounding defeat’

Today's judgement is a resounding defeat for Julian Assange. Senior District Judge Howard Riddle found against him on each of the principal arguments against his extradition. One of those was that the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) issued against Mr Assange had been issued for the purpose of questioning and not prosecution.
Today's judgement is a resounding defeat for Julian Assange. Senior District Judge Howard Riddle found against him on...

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25 Feb 2011

Julian Assange attacks ‘rubber-stamp’ warrant as he loses extradition battle

The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. Assange will appeal, his legal team has confirmed. If they lose he will be sent to Sweden in 10 days.
The WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault....

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19 Feb 2011

Swedish justice questioned as Julian Assange awaits extradition ruling

The Australian ambassador to Sweden has written to the country's justice minister seeking assurances that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, would be treated justly under Swedish and international law, should he be extradited there.
The Australian ambassador to Sweden has written to the country's justice minister seeking assurances that Julian...

Publisher: BBC News

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12 Feb 2011

Julian Assange ‘secret’ Sweden rape trial claim denied

Claims Julian Assange would face a "secret trial" on sexual assault charges in Sweden are inaccurate, a UK extradition hearing has been told. Clare Montgomery QC, for the Swedish authorities, said evidence from a trial would be heard in private but the arguments would be made in public.
Claims Julian Assange would face a "secret trial" on sexual assault charges in Sweden are inaccurate, a UK extradition...

Publisher: The Guardian

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12 Feb 2011

Julian Assange’s lawyer makes graphic defence during extradition hearing

The accusation of sexual assault made against Julian Assange by one of his two alleged Swedish victims describes "the missionary position", his lawyer said in court , as he denied such an attack took place.
The accusation of sexual assault made against Julian Assange by one of his two alleged Swedish victims describes "the...

Publisher: Telegraph

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10 Feb 2011

No proof that Julian Assange encouraged leak

Furious officials and congressmen have called for Mr Assange to be tried for "inducing" the disclosure of diplomatic cables by Bradley Manning, a US army private. Pte Manning, 23, is being held at a military base in Virginia on suspicion of leaking the official secrets, which have been reported by The Daily Telegraph.
Furious officials and congressmen have called for Mr Assange to be tried for "inducing" the disclosure of diplomatic...

Publisher: The Guardian

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30 Jan 2011

Julian Assange ‘How do you attack an organisation You attack its leadership’

Julian Assange awakes to talk, from the nap he has stolen in an armchair at the Norfolk country house where he is staying. He has been up all night disseminating, on his WikiLeaks site, US State Department cables and documents relevant to the momentous events unfolding in Egypt, and they make remarkable reading
Julian Assange awakes to talk, from the nap he has stolen in an armchair at the Norfolk country house where he is...

Publisher: The Guardian

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29 Jan 2011

The Guardian’s role in the biggest leak in the history of the world

Back in the days when almost no one had heard about WikiLeaks, regular emails started arriving in my inbox from someone called Julian Assange. It was a memorable kind of name. All editors receive a daily mix of unsolicited tip-offs, letters, complaints and crank theories, but there was something about the periodic WikiLeaks emails which caught the attention.
Back in the days when almost no one had heard about WikiLeaks, regular emails started arriving in my inbox from someone...
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