WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London after Ecuador withdrew his political asylum citing alleged "repeated violations." WikiLeaks has slammed Ecuador's move as a violation of international law, while President Lenin Moreno claimed the UK had agreed not to extradite Assange to a country where he may face death penalty.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was apprehended in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on 11 April after Quito revoked his seven-year political asylum for alleged repeated "violations of international conventions". The whistleblowing website has criticised Ecuador's move, calling it a violation of international law.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Over 41,000 people have signed a petition, launched by the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) and supported by actress and activist Pamela Anderson, calling on the UK government not to extradite recently arrested WikiLeaks founder and DiEM25 member Julian Assange to the United States.
MONTEVIDEO, (Sputnik) - Ex-Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has told Sputnik that the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was yet another example of double standards because while Assange was accused of leaking classified data, no one was talking about legal charges against major media outlets who published that very information.
LONDON (Sputnik) - Protesters, who gathered outside the Westminster Magistrates' Court in London for a demonstration against the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his possible extradition to the United States, told Sputnik that the case was a clear violation of human rights.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the UK opposition Labour Party, said that the UK government should prevent the extradition to the United States of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who was arrested in London after spending almost seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US prosecutors risk exposing covert intelligence programs should they choose to bring additional charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, attorney Stephen Truitt, who has represented captives at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, told Sputnik.
A collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested Thursday in Ecuador while trying to flee to Japan, the South American country's interior minister Maria Paula Romo said, cited by AFP. The minister did not name the person or give their identity.
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The decision of Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno to halt the asylum of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and hand him over to the UK authorities had been partially motivated by benefits Moreno received in return, Ecuador’s ex-President Rafael Correa told the RT broadcaster.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - US authorities once they have WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in custody will likely charge him under the Espionage Act, former CIA case officer Philip Giraldi told Sputnik.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorean Embassy in the United Kingdom is meant to send a message of intimidation to all US citizens and journalists, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said in a statement.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The attorneys of former US army soldier Chelsea Manning in a press release said that the indictment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on conspiracy charges is strengthening their client's claim of grand jury abuse.
Following his inevitable extradition to the US, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange might face a secret court due to the classified nature of the government’s evidence collection methods, Bill Binney, whistleblower and former technical director of the US National Security Agency, told Sputnik Radio Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Several US lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle in separate statements on Thursday said WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange must be held accountable for allegedly working with Russia to interfere in American elections.
MADRID (Sputnik) - Former judge Baltasar Garzon, who coordinates the defence team of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, said on Thursday that he did not rule out that his client could be extradited to the United States and be tortured there.
With WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange now under arrest and charged by US prosecutors with conspiracy to help Chelsea Manning break into a classified computer, it’s worthwhile to recall some of the enormous contributions to journalism made by the website and its founder.
On 11 April, Julian Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, after Quito deprived the WikiLeaks founder of political asylum-seeker status. Speaking to Sputnik, scholars and academics shared their views on Assange's arrest and its consequences for the freedoms of speech and press in the US, Europe, and other countries.
With WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange having been extracted from the Ecuadorian embassy, arrested and convicted of failing to surrender to an arrest warrant and skipping bail, Sputnik takes an extensive look at the life history of one of the most controversial figures of modern times'.
WikiLeaks' founder was arrested on 11 April inside the Ecuadorian Embassy after his asylum was withdrawn over a violation of his bail conditions and an extradition request by the US, which seeks to prosecute him for publishing American secret documents.
BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - Bolivian President Evo Morales on Thursday strongly condemned the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, which took place earlier in the day at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, and the flagrant breach of freedom of speech.
Sputnik spoke to a demonstrator for the #FreeAssange campaign holding a rally in front of the courthouse to learn more about what awaits Mr. Assange's fate. The Wikileaks founder fled prosecution from Swedish authorities based on a pending investigation on alleged sexual assault charges.
UK junior Foreign Office minister Sir Alan Duncan was asked on Thursday, 11 April, if Assange would be extradited to the United States and replied that Britain does not extradite people to countries where they could face the death penalty. But is that true and what will happen to Assange?