UK judge denies bail request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail on Wednesday because a judge said there is a risk he may abscond while the United States tries to secure his extradition from Britain. Assange has spent more than eight years either holed up in the London’s Ecuadorean embassy or in jail. But Assange on Monday won an… Read More UK judge denies bail request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Australian PM Scott Morrison says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange free to return after handling legal challenges

Julian Assange is “free to return home” to Australia once legal challenges against him are dealt with, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, after a UK court denied a request to extradite the Wikileaks founder to the United States. A British judge on Monday blocked the extradition request by the United States, where Assange… Read More Australian PM Scott Morrison says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange free to return after handling legal challenges

Mexican President Lopez Obrador offers political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Mexico’s government is ready to offer political asylum to Julian Assange and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder to the United States, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Monday. “I’m going to ask the Foreign Minister … to ask the government of the United Kingdom about… Read More Mexican President Lopez Obrador offers political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

UK judge rejects U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking a spying law and conspiring to hack government computers. At a hearing at London’s Old Bailey, Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected nearly all his legal team’s arguments but said she could not… Read More UK judge rejects U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Hearings in the U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not go ahead next month as scheduled because of the coronavirus lockdown which prevents lawyers from attending court, a British judge decided on Monday. The 48-year-old is held at London’s Belmarsh Prison where he is fighting a request by the United States to… Read More Coronavirus lockdown delays U.S. extradition case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

UK court set to begin hearings of U.S. extradition bid of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Almost a decade after his WikiLeaks website enraged Washington by leaking secret U.S. documents, a London court will begin hearings on Monday to decide whether Julian Assange should be extradited to the United States. A hero to admirers who say he has exposed abuses of power, Assange is cast by critics as a dangerous enemy… Read More UK court set to begin hearings of U.S. extradition bid of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears in London court over U.S. espionage case

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a London court on Monday for a hearing on whether he should be extradited to the United States to face spying charges. Assange, dressed in a navy suit and light blue jumper, raised his fist to supporters in the public gallery. He was cleanly shaven in contrast to the… Read More WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears in London court over U.S. espionage case

U.S. files new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

The U.S. Justice Department unveiled 17 new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday, saying he unlawfully published the names of classified sources and conspired with and assisted ex-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in obtaining access to classified information. The superseding indictment comes a little more than a month after the Justice Department… Read More U.S. files new criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange