#Julian Assange

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
WikiLeaks started publishing US secrets in 2009. (AFP Photo)

  • Judge Vanessa Baraitser's on January 4 ruled should not be extradited on account of mental health problems
  • However, the US Justice Department appealed the ruling on Friday
  • Assange argued that WikiLeaks was no different from any other media organisations

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Julian Assange faces 175 years in jail in the US on 18 charges of espionage. (Photo credit: Wikileaks Twitter page)

  • Twenty-four organisations wrote an open letter to Joe Biden
  • Under the previous Donald Trump administration, the Department of Justice filed 18 charges against Assange
  • The US claims he helped intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning steal the 2010 documents

A 2010 file photo of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. (Photo credit: PTI)

A UK court on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, reports AFP. Assange will have to remain in custody, pending a US appeal that blocked his extradition to face charges for ...

.London, UK
A British judge on Monday ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges. (AFP Photo)

  • Wikileaks published 470,000 classified documents related to US diplomacy in Afghanistan and Iraq wars in 2010
  • In November, 2010 he was charged with sexual assault by a Swedish prosecutor
  • Assange took refuge in the Ecuador's London embassy in 2012

A British judge on Monday ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges. (PTI File Photo)

  • The United States will continue to seek Julian Assange's extradition despite the British judge's ruling
  • The judge ruled against the extradition citing mental health issues, saying that the move would be ‘oppressive’
  • Assange was facing charges in the US under the Espionage Act

.London, UK
A British judge on Monday ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face espionage charges. (AFP Photo)

  • The judge noted that Assange was at risk of suicide if sent across the Atlantic for custody
  • The 49-year-old was remanded in custody on Monday, at least until the filing of a bail application
  • If convicted in the US, Assange could be facing up to 175 years in jail

.London, UK
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gestures as he speaks about the United States and the human rights during a press conference at the Geneva press club. (File photo/ PTI)

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will face a UK court ruling on Monday
  • The extradition hearing follows over a decade of international legal controversies surrounding Assange
  • He is facing 18 charges in the US relating to the 500,000 secret files released by WikiLeaks in 2010

Julian Assange faces 175 years in jail in the US on 18 charges of esionage. (Photo credit: Wikileaks Twitter page)

  • Pamela Anderson said the US is endangering the most basic principle of democracy by accusing Julian Assange
  • Assange also believed that his prosecution was a contradiction to the First Amendment
  • Assange is facing 18 criminal charges tied to leaking of thousands of secret papers

.Berlin, Germany
Julian Assange faces 175 years in jail in the US on 18 charges of esionage. (Photo credit: Wikileaks Twitter page)

  • German human rights commissioner urged UK authorities to consider Assange's human right
  • A hearing is due in a London court on Jan 4 on his extradition to US
  • Assange is in a London jail since April 2019

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
WikiLeaks claims that 150 politicians, lawyers, judges and legal academics, support Assagne. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@WikiLeaks)

  • UN rights experts wrote an open letter to US President Trump
  • He wrote that by pardoning Assange, Trump would send a clear message of justice
  • The Australian publisher faces 18 charges in the United States