Latest Julian Assange News

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

Jun. 17, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two months on suspicion of hacking, The Associated Press has learned. The interview with Ola Bini is set for...

US extradition case against Assange set for next year

Jun. 14, 2019 7:50 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court has set a date early next year for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face a U.S. extradition attempt over his role in revealing classified government and military information. The judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Friday set a full extradition hearing for Feb. 25,...

UK home secretary favors Assange extradition on US warrant

Jun. 13, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid says he has signed an extradition order that would send imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States if British courts favor the move. Javid told BBC radio Thursday courts will decide whether Assange must face espionage charges in the...

US submits extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jun. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States government has formally submitted an extradition request to the United Kingdom for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange , a Justice Department official said Tuesday. Assange faces an 18-count indictment that accuses him of soliciting and publishing classified information and...

Swedish court rules not to extradite Assange for rape probe

Jun. 3, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday. The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn't mean the preliminary...

Swedish court rules that it won't seek detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in suspected rape case

Jun. 3, 2019 10:14 AM EDT
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish court rules that it won't seek detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in suspected rape case.

Manning renews effort to be released from Virginia jail

May. 31, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning are renewing efforts to get her released from a northern Virginia jail. Manning's lawyers filed court papers Friday asking a federal judge to reconsider his decision to send Manning to the Alexandria jail for refusing to...

Ex-Roger Stone aide testifies on WikiLeaks before grand jury

May. 31, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former aide to Trump confidant Roger Stone testified about WikiLeaks before a federal grand jury Friday in an investigation related to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Andrew Miller testified for about two hours after losing a months-long legal battle to have the subpoena...

Expert: Assange showed symptoms of 'psychological torture'

May. 31, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An independent expert for the U.N.-backed Human Rights Council who visited Julian Assange in a London prison says the WikiLeaks founder "showed all symptoms typical for prolonged exposure to psychological torture." The U.N. human rights office said Friday that Nils Melzer, the special...

WikiLeaks says Assange is ill; he misses brief court hearing

May. 30, 2019 9:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange missed a court session Thursday, apparently due to health problems. He had been expected to appear from prison via video link at a brief extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. Lawyer Gareth Peirce told the court Assange was "not very well."...