UK approves U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

British interior minister Priti Patel on Friday approved the extradition of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange to the United States to face criminal charges, bringing his long-running legal saga closer to a conclusion. Assange is wanted by U.S. authorities on 18 counts, including a spying charge, relating to WikiLeaks’ release of vast troves of confidential U.S.… Read More UK approves U.S. extradition request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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

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