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Woman accused of Chile kidnaps asks for bail in Sydney court

May. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A lawyer for a woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to the country's 1973-1990 military dictatorship denied in a Sydney court on Friday that she was involved in the disappearances of seven people and argued she was working in a mundane secretarial job at the time. Adriana...

New US charges against Assange may slow extradition from UK

May. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new indictment against Julian Assange could further delay what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court, opening the door for his legal team to argue that the Espionage Act charges are political and thus...

Kentucky man accused in murder-for-hire awaits extradition

May. 22, 2019 3:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused in a murder-for-hire plot is awaiting extradition in the Philippines, where he was arrested on charges including complicity to murder. The Bowling Green Daily News reports 39-year-old Antonio Marsonel Wilson was supposed to appear in Kentucky court this...

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange's computers

May. 20, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With Julian Assange locked away in a London jail, a new battle has broken out over what may contain some of the WikiLeaks founder's biggest secrets: his computers. On Monday, judicial authorities from Ecuador carried out an inventory of all the belongings and digital devices left...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected...

Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK

May. 20, 2019 3:15 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutor calls for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's detention, first step in possible extradition from UK.

Ex-rebel in Colombia recaptured after release from jail

May. 17, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former Colombian rebel leader was re-arrested by police Friday moments after his release from jail by a peace tribunal whose ruling against extraditing him to the U.S. triggered an institutional crisis and revived debate about justice for victims of the country's armed conflict....

AP Explains: WikiLeaks founder has multinational legal woes

May. 13, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is wanted by prosecutors in two countries - the United States and Sweden - and he is currently imprisoned in a third - Britain. The tug-of-war stems from different alleged criminal acts. This is how Assange ended up with legal woes...

The Latest: Assange case reopening hailed by Swedish accuser

May. 13, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2 p.m. The lawyer for a Swedish woman who reported being raped by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 says "today we got great news." Elisabeth Massi...

Sweden to reopen rape case against WikiLeaks' Assange

May. 13, 2019 8:57 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly hacking into a...