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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
Married
UPDATED

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
investigation

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...

Ecuador Revokes Julian Assange's Citizenship

Wikileaks founder's lawyer pledges to appeal

(Newser) - Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter that came in response to a claim filed by the South American country’s...

Pink Floyd Co-Founder Has Harsh Words for Zuckerberg

Roger Waters calls Facebook CEO a 'little prick' after offer to use song

(Newser) - Pink Floyd co-founder and bassist Roger Waters had a strong reaction to Facebook's request to use one of the band's songs in an ad promoting Instagram: "F--- you. No f---ing way." Waters went into detail about the offer during a Thursday event in honor of Julian...

UK Judge to Rule on Extraditing Assange
Assange Awaits
Decision Monday

Assange Awaits Decision Monday

WikiLeaks founder faces extradition from UK

(Newser) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will find out Monday whether he can be extradited from the UK to the US to face espionage charges over the publication of secret American military documents. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser is due to deliver her decision at London's Old Bailey courthouse at 10am Monday,...

WikiLeaks Founder Gets More Bad News

UK judge denies bail to Julian Assange, saying he's a flight risk

(Newser) - A UK judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange, who has been jailed in Britain since 2019 as he fights extradition to the US. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ordered Assange to remain in prison while the courts consider an appeal by US authorities against a decision not...

One Country Is Prepared to Offer Assange Asylum

That would be Mexico, according to President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

(Newser) - Julian Assange won't be extradited to America, but he could be North America-bound. Reuters reports that in the wake of a British judge's rejection of a US request to extradite the WikiLeaks founder, Mexico announced it is ready to welcome Assange. "I’m going to ask the...

UK Judge Refuses to Extradite Assange

Says he would surely kill himself in an American prison

(Newser) - A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health, reports the AP . District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Monday that Assange was likely to commit suicide if sent to the...

Assange Outburst Leads to 'Clear Warning' From Judge

WikiLeaks founder on thin ice after shouting during witness testimony in London courtroom

(Newser) - A judge threatened to have Julian Assange thrown from the London courtroom where he's fighting extradition to the US from Britain on Tuesday after he shouted from the dock during witness testimony. "If you interrupt proceedings and disrupt a witness who is properly giving their evidence, it is...

Assange, in Court, Loses Bid for Delay

Lawyers argued they didn't have time to prepare for broadened US case

(Newser) - A British judge on Monday rejected a request by lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to delay his extradition hearing until next year to give his lawyers more time to respond to US allegations that he conspired with hackers to obtain classified information, per the AP . The adjournment request came...

DOJ: Assange Was on an International Hacking Mission

New indictment says WikiLeaks founder tried to recruit hackers in Europe, Asia

(Newser) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia who could provide his anti-secrecy website with classified info, and conspired with members of hacking groups, per a new Justice Department indictment Wednesday. The superseding indictment doesn't contain additional charges beyond the 18 counts the...

Australians Want Assange Free on Bail

WikiLeaks founder skips court hearing

(Newser) - Julian Assange refused to attend a court hearing Monday in England, even as a group of Australian lawmakers, journalists and human rights advocates pushed for him to be released on bail. A judge in London said an email from the prison where the WikiLeaks founder is being held said that...

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