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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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25 Feb 2014

George Brandis refuses to back up claim that Snowden put lives at risk

Australia s attorney general, George Brandis, has told a Senate committee he is unable to provide confidential details to substantiate his claim that disclosures by the former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden have put lives at risk. Brandis also said on Monday he had no hesitation in describing Snowden as a "traitor", arguing the National Security Agency (NSA) leaker had betrayed his country and prejudiced the interests of its intelligence partners.
Australia s attorney general, George Brandis, has told a Senate committee he is unable to provide confidential details...

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7 Jan 2014

Napolitano: NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be given clemency

The former secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano on Sunday added her voice to opposition to clemency or a plea deal being offered to Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of documents on the agency's surveillance operations to media outlets including the Guardian. Also on Sunday, the Republican senator Rand Paul, who has advocated a softer line on Snowden than many in his party, said he thought the whistleblower "probably would come home for a few years in prison".
The former secretary of homeland security Janet Napolitano on Sunday added her voice to opposition to clemency or a plea...

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3 Jan 2014

Snowden affair the case for a pardon

Mr Snowden - through journalists, in the absence of meaningful, reliable democratic oversight - had given people enough knowledge about the nature of modern intelligence-gathering to allow an informed debate. Voters might, in fact, decide they were prepared to put privacy above security - but at least they could make that choice on the basis of information.
Mr Snowden - through journalists, in the absence of meaningful, reliable democratic oversight - had given people enough...

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4 Jun 2013

Adrian Lamo tells Manning trial about six days of chats with accused leaker

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US history, came face-to-face on Tuesday with the man who turned him in to military authorities. Adrian Lamo, a former computer hacker, was giving evidence at the court martial of Manning, whom he had never met but whose life he changed dramatically by informing on him to counter-intelligence officers
Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of the biggest intelligence leak in US history, came face-to-face on Tuesday with...

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21 May 2013

Bradley Manning prosecutors seek to prove WikiLeaks suspect ‘aided enemy’

Prosecutors in the case against the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning have decided to drop one of 22 counts against him, but are pressing ahead with the most serious accusation, that he "aided the enemy". Military lawyers told Manning's final pre-trial hearing that they would no longer seek to prove the US soldier was guilty of leaking a single state department cable, known as "Reykjavik-13". The cable, which relates to the Icelandic financial crisis, was the first of a massive stash of diplomatic cables leaked by Manning to be published by WikiLeaks, on 18 February 2010.
Prosecutors in the case against the WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning have decided to drop one of 22 counts against him,...

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1 Mar 2013

Manning plea statement: Americans had a right to know ‘true cost of war’

Bradley Manning, the solider accused of the biggest unauthorised disclosure of state secrets in US history, has admitted for the first time to being the source of the leak, telling a military court that he passed the information to a whistleblowing website because he believed the American people had a right to know the "true costs of war".
Bradley Manning, the solider accused of the biggest unauthorised disclosure of state secrets in US history, has admitted...

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28 Feb 2013

Manning prosecution may call Navy Seal to testify about WikiLeaks damage

The US government is planning to call an American, possibly one of the 22 Navy Seals involved in the Abbottabad raid that killed Osama bin Laden, to give evidence at the trial of Bradley Manning about how he discovered digital material later revealed to contain WikiLeaks disclosures, a military court heard on Tuesday.
The US government is planning to call an American, possibly one of the 22 Navy Seals involved in the Abbottabad raid...

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28 Nov 2012

Bradley Manning to speak for first time since arrest in pre-trial testimony

The alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables and war logs is expected to be called as a witness at the latest pre-trial hearing opening in Fort Meade army base in Maryland on Tuesday afternoon. His direct address to the court will be a poignant event that will be followed closely by both his supporters, who see him as a heroic whistleblower, and his detractors, who regard him as a traitor.
The alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables and war logs is...

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10 Nov 2012

Bradley Manning ‘offers guilty plea’ in Wikileaks case

The alleged source of the Wikileaks revelations has offered to plead guilty to lesser offences than those with which he is charged, says his lawyer. US Army Private Bradley Manning faces a life sentence if found guilty at his Maryland court martial of aiding the enemy - one of 22 charges he faces.
The alleged source of the Wikileaks revelations has offered to plead guilty to lesser offences than those with which he...

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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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3 Sep 2012

Bradley Manning’s lawyer demands sentence cut

The civilian lawyer of Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of transferring hundreds of thousands of state secrets to WikiLeaks, is demanding that at least seven years be lopped off any sentence he might be given on grounds that he was improperly treated while in military custody.
The civilian lawyer of Bradley Manning, the US soldier suspected of transferring hundreds of thousands of state secrets...

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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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26 Jun 2012

Bradley Manning prosecutors ordered to explain evidence disclosures to judge

Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of being the source of the largest leak of state secrets in American history, has won his battle to force his military prosecutors to account for the steps they have taken to disclose to his lawyers evidence that could be crucial in his defence
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of being the source of the largest leak of state secrets in American history,...

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24 Jun 2012

Bradley Manning lawyers accuse prosecutors of misleading judge

The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of state secrets, from receiving a fair trial, the soldier's lawyer alleges in new court documents. David Coombs, Manning's civilian lawyer, has made his strongest accusations yet about the conduct of the military prosecutors. In motions filed with the military court ahead of a pre-trial hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, on Monday, he goes so far as to accuse the government in essence of lying to the court.
The US government is deliberately attempting to prevent Bradley Manning, the alleged source of the massive WikiLeaks...

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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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27 May 2012

Bradley Manning defence team says us army is withholding key evidence

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the biggest leak of state secrets in US history, is being denied a fair trial because the army is withholding from him crucial information that might prove his innocence or reduce his sentence, his defence team is arguing. With Manning's court-martial approaching in September, his legal team has released details of what they claim is a shocking lack of diligence on the part of the military prosecutors in affording him his basic constitutional rights.
Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the biggest leak of state secrets in US history, is being denied a...

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15 Mar 2012

Bradley Manning aided al-Qaida with WikiLeaks documents, military says

Army private Bradley Manning aided al-Qaida by leaking hundreds of thousands of military and other government documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, the military said. Manning had previously been charged with aiding the enemy among a total of 22 counts, but on Thursday the military identified the enemy Manning's actions aided. Manning and his attorneys are appearing at a hearing at a military courtroom for two days of hearings in the case.
Army private Bradley Manning aided al-Qaida by leaking hundreds of thousands of military and other government documents...

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19 Jan 2012

Clinton asked to testify for Manning

Lawyers for Bradley Manning, the US military analyst accused of passing thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, are seeking to force Hillary Clinton to give evidence at his court martial. In a deposition request posted on his website yesterday, the defence attorney David Coombs seemed to say that Ms Clinton would be able, as Secretary of State, to provide crucial details about how the affair has affected America's national security.
Lawyers for Bradley Manning, the US military analyst accused of passing thousands of secret documents to WikiLeaks, are...

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14 Jan 2012

Bradley Manning moves step closer to full court martial

Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of having been the source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of state secrets, is one step closer towards the possibility of spending the rest of his life in military confinement after the officer who presided over his pre-trial hearing recommended he be sent to a full court martial
Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of having been the source of the massive WikiLeaks dump of state secrets, is one...

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17 Dec 2011

Bradley Manning hearing: defence lawyer turns fire on military accusers

Eighteen months after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly orchestrating the largest leak of state secrets in American history, Bradley Manning has faced his military accusers for the first time, immediately turning the guns against them. At the start of a preliminary hearing to establish whether the US soldier should face a full court martial for allegedly passing more than 250,000 US embassy cables to WikiLeaks, Manning issued a dramatic challenge to the investigating officer - the military equivalent to a judge - implying that the proceedings were biased and effectively rigged against him.
Eighteen months after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly orchestrating the largest leak of state secrets in American...

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17 Dec 2011

Bradley Manning military hearing bias row

A military officer overseeing the hearing of the US Army analyst accused of leaking government secrets has rejected a request to recuse himself. The request was made by a defence lawyer for Private Bradley Manning, 23, as he appeared at a military court. He faces 22 charges of obtaining and distributing government secrets - which he allegedly leaked to anti-secrecy site Wikileaks
A military officer overseeing the hearing of the US Army analyst accused of leaking government secrets has rejected a...

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17 Dec 2011

Bradley Manning: Hero or villain?

His appearance in the court room in Fort Meade, Maryland, is under what is known as an article 32 hearing in the military code. It is more than a formality. It will decide whether he will face a court martial and is likely to feature an outline of the arguments on both sides, cross-examination of witnesses and could last up to a week. If he is found guilty of the charge of supplying information to the enemy he could be executed, although the prosecution have made it clear they will not seek the death penalty. He could however be jailed for life.
His appearance in the court room in Fort Meade, Maryland, is under what is known as an article 32 hearing in the...

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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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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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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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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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5 Jul 2011

‘WikiLeaks objector’ sentenced

A Royal Navy medic who refused to attend rifle training because of his "moral objection" to bearing arms and the war in Afghanistan has been found guilty of disobeying a lawful order.
A Royal Navy medic who refused to attend rifle training because of his "moral objection" to bearing arms and the war in...

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27 May 2011

WikiLeaks accused Bradley Manning ‘should never have been sent to Iraq’

The American soldier at the centre of the WikiLeaks revelations was so mentally fragile before his deployment to Iraq that he wet himself, threw chairs around, shouted at his commanding officers and was regularly brought in for psychiatric evaluations, according to an investigative film produced by the Guardian.
The American soldier at the centre of the WikiLeaks revelations was so mentally fragile before his deployment to Iraq...

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24 May 2011

US embassy cables Barack Obama may have ‘prejudiced’ Bradley Manning trial

US president Barack Obama may have prejudiced the trial of US army private Bradley Manning who is charged with leaking classified US documents to WikiLeaks, by saying at a fundraiser that Manning "broke the law", a leading British MP has warned.
US president Barack Obama may have prejudiced the trial of US army private Bradley Manning who is charged with leaking...
15 May 2011

The bizarre legal world of WikiLeaks

First, the use of "we" suggests that the (presumably legal) "action" is threatened by WikiLeaks as an entity, rather than by any particular individual such as its founder Julian Assange. This suggestion is supported by the fact it was sent on the official WikiLeaks Twitter feed. If this is the case, then WikiLeaks may be following the unhappy example of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) and other organisations in making libel threats in respect of unwelcome scrutiny and comment. And, as with the BCA, such a course of action can quickly be seen as illiberal and misconceived.
First, the use of "we" suggests that the (presumably legal) "action" is threatened by WikiLeaks as an entity, rather...
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5 May 2011

Bradley Manning case William Hague accused of ‘playing avoidance game’

The foreign secretary William Hague is "playing an avoidance game" over the case of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of downloading and leaking classified cables to WikiLeaks, according to Ann Clwyd, a Labour MP.
The foreign secretary William Hague is "playing an avoidance game" over the case of Bradley Manning, the US soldier...

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25 Mar 2011

Is Bradley Manning being punished before trial

Military prosecutors have said they will seek life imprisonment for Bradley Manning, the US soldier charged with leaking state secrets to the WikiLeaks website. Newsnight's Matt Prodger has been to the US to find out more about a case which is dividing opinion there.
Military prosecutors have said they will seek life imprisonment for Bradley Manning, the US soldier charged with leaking...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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2 Feb 2011

Bradley Manning is UK citizen and needs protection, government told

The British government is under pressure to take up the case of Bradley Manning, the soldier being held in a maximum security military prison in Virginia on suspicion of having passed a massive trove of US state secrets to WikiLeaks, on the grounds that he is a UK citizen.
The British government is under pressure to take up the case of Bradley Manning, the soldier being held in a maximum...

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20 Jan 2011

Swiss banker convicted over WikiLeaks publications

A Swiss banker who publicised private client data on WikiLeaks was found guilty today of breaching strict banking secrecy and threatening former colleagues, but was given only a suspended fine. The judge acquitted Rudolf Elmer on charges he sought $50,000 ( 31,250) for returning client data to former employer Julius Baer and that he made a bomb threat to the bank's headquarters.
A Swiss banker who publicised private client data on WikiLeaks was found guilty today of breaching strict banking...

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20 Jan 2011

Swiss banker linked to Wikileaks on trial over secrecy

A former Swiss banker has gone on trial in Zurich accused of breaching banking secrecy and extorting money. Rudolf Elmer, who headed Julius Baer's office in the Cayman Islands, admitted passing on data and sending threatening letters to his former employer.
A former Swiss banker has gone on trial in Zurich accused of breaching banking secrecy and extorting money. Rudolf...

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19 Dec 2010

Julian Assange furore deepens as new details emerge of sex crime allegations

As fresh snow erases the traces of Friday's scrum of camera crews from the elegant lawns of a Georgian mansion in East Anglia, inside Ellingham Hall Julian Assange is considering his next move. Transformed from cyber celebrity into household name, Assange the man who kicked a diplomatic hornet's nest across the globe is carrying an extraordinary weight of controversy and opprobrium on his narrow shoulders.
As fresh snow erases the traces of Friday's scrum of camera crews from the elegant lawns of a Georgian mansion in East...

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18 Dec 2010

Julian Assange WikiLeaks faces ‘very aggressive’ investigation by US

WikiLeaks faces a "very aggressive" and secretive investigation by US authorities stung by a perceived loss of face following the release of thousands of secret American diplomatic cables, the organisation's founder, Julian Assange, said today
WikiLeaks faces a "very aggressive" and secretive investigation by US authorities stung by a perceived loss of face...

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17 Dec 2010

US lawyers explore extradition routes for Julian Assange

A US congressional committee took evidence from a variety of lawyers about the possibility of bringing a prosecution against Julian Assange under the Espionage Act, as well as the legal and constitutional issues raised by the Wiki-Leaks revelations. The hearing was in front of the house judiciary committee.
A US congressional committee took evidence from a variety of lawyers about the possibility of bringing a prosecution...

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16 Dec 2010

Julian Assange bail decision made by UK authorities, not Sweden

The decision to have Julian Assange sent to a London jail and kept there was taken by the British authorities and not by prosecutors in Sweden, as previously thought, the Guardian has learned. The Crown Prosecution Service will go to the high court tomorrow to seek the reversal of a decision to free the WikiLeaks founder on bail, made yesterday by a judge at City of Westminster magistrates court.
The decision to have Julian Assange sent to a London jail and kept there was taken by the British authorities and not by...

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15 Dec 2010

The Julian Assange case a mockery of extradition

There may be many unintended consequences of the race to prosecute Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder. But as he faces extradition to Sweden, where he is accused of rape, one of the more eccentric side effects has already become clear: the rise to prominence of the European arrest warrant.
There may be many unintended consequences of the race to prosecute Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder. But as he...

Charging Julian Assange would be unconstitutional

There's been lots of talk about US authorities prosecuting Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, but it has posed a big question: Assange did all his leaking while remaining outside of the United States, so is it constitutional to extend America's criminal laws to activities beyond its shores?
There's been lots of talk about US authorities prosecuting Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, but it has posed a big question:...

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8 Dec 2010

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange refused bail

The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a court he will fight extradition to Sweden. Bail was refused and the Australian, who denies sexually assaulted two women in Sweden, was remanded in custody pending a hearing next week.
The founder of the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Julian Assange, has told a court he will fight extradition to...

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5 Dec 2010

Julian Assange under investigation by police in Australia

Julian Assange is being investigated by Australian police to establish whether he has broken any of the country's laws and is liable to prosecution there, foreign minister Kevin Rudd said today. Washington is furious about WikiLeaks' release of hundreds of its confidential diplomatic cables, which have given unvarnished and sometimes embarrassing insights into the foreign policy of the United States and its allies.
Julian Assange is being investigated by Australian police to establish whether he has broken any of the country's laws...

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5 Dec 2010

WikiLeaks site’s Swiss host dismisses pressure to take it offline

WikiLeaks received a boost tonight when Switzerland rejected growing international calls to force the site off the internet. The whistleblowers site, which has been publishing leaked US embassy cables, was forced to switch domain names to WikiLeaks.ch yesterday after the US host of its main website, WikiLeaks.org, pulled the plug following mounting political pressure
WikiLeaks received a boost tonight when Switzerland rejected growing international calls to force the site off the...

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