Julian Assange

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US Offers Assurances on Assange. His Wife Is Skeptical

'Blatant weasel words,' Stella Assange says of vow from US that's meant to jump-start extradition

(Newser) - The United States made its deadline Tuesday, providing London's High Court with the assurances needed to jump-start Julian Assange's extradition from the UK. The WikiLeaks founder's wife, however, isn't exactly buying it, reports Reuters .
  • Backstory: Last month, two judges said that Australia's Assange—who was

Biden on Assange: I'm 'Considering' Australia's Ask

The WikiLeaks founder's native country wants the US to drop its extradition bid

(Newser) - The US has been trying to extradite Julian Assange for more than a decade, a move that his native Australia has long opposed. President Biden on Wednesday told reporters he is "considering" Australia's request to drop the case. The BBC reports Australia's parliament in February passed a...

RFK Jr. Campaign Backs Away From Email on 'J6 Activists'

Team now disavows fundraising email that deems inmates 'stripped of their Constitutional liberties'

(Newser) - Donald Trump has made no bones about publicly supporting individuals incarcerated for the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol . Now, the campaign of another 2024 presidential contender is walking back its own assessment of the jailed rioters in a fundraising email.
  • The email: The campaign of independent candidate Robert

Julian Assange Gets a Break on His Extradition

High Court says it will grant WikiLeaks founder new appeal if US can't grant certain 'assurances'

(Newser) - A British court says Julian Assange can't immediately be extradited to the United States on espionage charges, in a partial victory for the WikiLeaks founder. Two High Court judges said they'd grant Assange, 52, a new appeal unless US authorities give further assurances about what will happen to...

Could Assange's 14-Year Legal Saga Be Drawing to a Close?

Sources say the US is considering a plea deal that could see him released soon

(Newser) - Julian Assange has been battling with the US since 2010, when his WikiLeaks published thousands of confidential US military and diplomatic documents. But sources tell the Wall Street Journal the US Department of Justice is considering bringing the whole thing to an end with a plea deal. Assange has been...

Lawyers for US Push Back on Assange's Last-Ditch Bid
Assange Won't Learn
His Fate for Weeks

Assange Won't Learn His Fate for Weeks

Judges reserve decision on last-ditch push to avoid extradition

(Newser) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange won't find out until next month at the earliest whether he can challenge extradition to the US on spying charges, or if his long legal battle in Britain has run out of road. Two High Court judges said Wednesday they would take time to consider...

Wife Says Julian Assange Won't Survive Extradition

Hearing this week 'will determine if he lives or dies, essentially,' says Stella Assange

(Newser) - A hearing at the High Court of Justice in London over two days starting Tuesday could be Julian Assange's last chance to avoid extradition—and his wife says it could be the last chance to save his life. Stella Assange tells the BBC that the WikiLeaks founder, who has...

Artist: I'll Destroy Masterpieces if Assange Dies in Prison

Andrei Molodkin says 'Dead Man's Switch' project includes works from Picasso, Rembrandt

(Newser) - A Russian dissident artist living in France says he has gathered 16 artworks worth an estimated $45 million—and they will be destroyed if Julian Assange dies in prison. Andrei Molodkin says the artworks in the "Dead Man's Switch" project, including masterpieces by Rembrandt, Pablo Picasso, and Andy...

Ocasio-Cortez, Greene Agree on Prosecution of Assange

16 lawmakers call for administration to drop extradition efforts

(Newser) - Julian Assange has found bipartisan support in Congress, though his backers don't span their parties, the Hill reports. Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and their frequent allies are among the 16 lawmakers, "as members of Congress deeply committed to the principles of free speech...

Assange Wants Out of Prison to Honor a Friend

Wikileaks founder asks to attend funeral of fashion icon Vivienne Westwood

(Newser) - Julian Assange wants to be let out of prison, if only for a few hours, to attend the funeral of a friend and public supporter. The Wikileaks founder has asked authorities at Britain's Belmarsh Prison to allow him to pay his respects to the late fashion icon Vivienne Westwood,...

News Outlets Ask US to Drop Assange Charges

Open letter from 'NYT,' others says prosecution 'sets a dangerous precedent' on free speech

(Newser) - Five major news organizations have issued a joint open letter calling on the United States to drop charges against Julian Assange for publishing a massive trove of classified documents, saying the prosecution “sets a dangerous precedent and threatens to undermine America’s First Amendment and the freedom of the...

Looks Like Assange May Soon Be Headed to US

UK home secretary gives the OK to extradite WikiLeaks founder; he has 14 days to appeal

(Newser) - The final step in approving Julian Assange's extradition from the UK to the United States to face espionage charges has been taken. In April, a British judge gave the green light to move the WikiLeaks founder overseas, and on Friday, Priti Patel, Britain's home secretary, gave her OK...

British Judge Gives Formal Approval to Assange Extradition

But there's still one more step

(Newser) - A British judge on Wednesday formally approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States to face spying charges. The case will now go to Britain’s interior minister for a decision, though the WikiLeaks founder still has legal avenues of appeal, reports the AP . The order, which brings...

Julian Assange Gets Married in Prison
Julian Assange Is
Now a Married Man

Julian Assange Is Now a Married Man

WikiLeaks founder weds Stella Moris at high-security Belmarsh Prison in London

(Newser) - Ladies, Julian Assange is now officially off the market. On Wednesday, the WikiLeaks founder married lawyer Stella Moris at his home of three years—London's high-security Belmarsh Prison—in a small ceremony that included the happy couple of seven years, their two young children, Assange's father and brother,...

Julian Assange Has Big Setback in Extradition Fight

Britain's Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal

(Newser) - Update: In a huge blow to Julian Assange's hopes of avoiding extradition to the US, Britain's top court has refused to hear his appeal. The British Supreme Court said the WikiLeaks founder's appeal of the December decision allowing extradition "did not raise an arguable point of...

Julian Assange Getting Married March 23

Stella Moris says the couple is 'very excited'

(Newser) - He got permission to wed last year, and now, Julian Assange is doing just that. On March 23, the WikiLeaks founder will marry his fiancee, Stella Moris, in the London prison where he's currently locked up, the Guardian reports. Just four guests will be allowed at the Belmarsh prison...

US Wins Its Appeal to Extradite Julian Assange

The extradition request now passes to the home secretary

(Newser) - "The court allows the appeal," wrote a UK judge in granting the United States' request to extradite Julian Assange. The US was appealing a Jan. 4 ruling that denied the extradition request on the basis of Assange's mental health concerns, with the judge in that case saying...

Assange Fiancee Claims 'Sinister' UK Plot Against Their Wedding
Julian Assange
Can Now Get

Julian Assange Can Now Get Married

Stella Moris had said the couple was being blocked from wedding

(Newser) - Update: Julian Assange has been given permission to marry his fiancee in prison. The WikiLeaks founder and Stella Moris must pay all the costs themselves, with no taxpayer money involved, the BBC reports. Moris reportedly said she's "relieved that reason prevailed" and that she hopes "there will...

US Agrees to Let Assange Do Time in Australia

British court hears assurances about WikiLeaks founder's possible imprisonment

(Newser) - The US has tweaked its position on the potential imprisonment of Julian Assange in an effort to get a British court to allow his extradition. If he's convicted in the US, the WikiLeaks founder will be allowed to serve his sentence in an Australian prison, ABC Australia reports. The...

Report: CIA Considered Kidnapping, Killing Assange
Report: CIA Considered
Assassinating Assange

Report: CIA Considered Assassinating Assange

Yahoo investigation says former chief Pompeo was 'seeing blood'

(Newser) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is currently imprisoned in London, but a Yahoo News investigation suggests things could have gone much worse for him. The story asserts that the CIA under Mike Pompeo and former President Trump considered kidnapping or even killing Assange while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian...

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