The Wikileaks founder is awaiting extradition hearings scheduled for February 7-8 on the sexual abuse charges made by two Swedish women. Assange denies the allegations and says the case is politically motivated. He and his supporters fear that he may be extradited from Sweden to the United States, where he could face espionage charges.
Major faces in the alternative media scene held vital discussions on the role of imperialism in the case of the detained WikiLeaks founder, with voices across the political spectrum weighing in on the week-long hearing and its greater implications on the future of whistleblowing and press freedom.
The bombshell admission was revealed at the initial hearing on a potential extradition of the detained WikiLeaks activist to the United States amid numerous protests outside the courthouse and across the world.
Two lonstanding activists gave a presser to a small crowd of journalists on Thursday outside the prison where the WikiLeaks founder was being detained, just four days ahead of two major hearing that will determine whether the Australian activist and whistleblower would be extradited to the United States.
Demonstrators gathered outside Chatham House in London on Thursday to protest the extradition of a prominent Wikileaks investigative journalist during a key Chatham House speech on press freedom.
Nearly 800 attendees gathered in London to show support for the Wikileaks founder on Tuesday evening, just weeks before the detained activist is set for two crucial court hearings ahead of a final extradition request later this year.
Julian Assange’s extradition to the US must be resisted at all costs, was the theme of the UK book launch of In Defense of Julian Assange, on 24 November 2019. Contributors include Noam Chomskey, Daniel Ellsberg, Mark Curts, and Assange himself. Julian Assange's father as well as John Pilger and Tariq Ali spoke at the event.
Hundreds of supporters attended a rally outside the UK Home Office on Tuesday evening, where activists addressed concerns over the potential extradition of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to the USA, who could face up to 174 years in prison on 18 counts of espionage for his work with Wikileaks.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was due to be released from HMP Belmarsh on 22 September after serving half of his 50-week prison sentence, yet Westminster Magistrates Court ruled he should remain behind bars due to his "history of absconding."
June 19 marks six years since the founder of WikiLeaks entered the building of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He hasn't stepped foot outside it since.
Ever since June 19, 2012, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in Knightsbridge, London. Journalists and supporters flocked to the building to mark the fifth anniversary of the day he "moved in" – and hear Assange make a special announcement.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has spent the past five years in the Ecuadorian embassy. So how has WikiLeaks managed to continue publishing revelations, such as the Vault 7 files?
The US authorities did not put any pressure on Swedish law enforcement in the case of Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks whistleblowing organization that released many US classified documents, prosecutor Marianne Ny said Friday.
WikiLeaks is an important focus of the FBI's attention, the bureau's chief said.
A lawyer representing Julian Assange filed a request with Stockholm District Court on Wednesday calling for the WikiLeaks founder's arrest warrant over rape allegations to be torn up.
Julian Assange called on CNN, MSNBC, Guardian, NYTimes, WaPo and Fox News to stop giving space to those who produce fake news.
CIA chief Mike Pompeo's recent harsh criticism of WikiLeaks was a "preemptive defense" to counter controversy generated by the whistleblowing organization's releases of spy agency secret files, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told The Intercept outlet Wednesday.
The WikiLeaks founder urged London and Stockholm to comply with the UN Working Group ruling and restore his liberty.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer Melinda Taylor on Friday expressed hope that US president-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration would adopt a fresh approach toward Assange's case.
The interview of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regarding accusations of sexual assault may last for three working days starting on Monday, Swedish Media reported.
Prosecutors will interview WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange regarding accusations of sexual assault at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday.