A former Swiss banker has been charged with breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks and German authorities, the Zurich public prosecutor's office said Wednesday. Rudolf Elmer, the former chief operating officer at the private bank Julius Baer's subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, has been charged with "repeated violations" of Swiss bank secrecy laws, the prosecution said in a statement.
The suggestion to repeal an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was rejected by Swedish prosecutors, who insist that there is still a risk of an escape, dpa reports court documents and officials saying on Wednesday. The arrest warrant was issued in November 2010 by the Stockholm District Court as a response to a Swedish prosecutor’s request to question Assange over the alleged sexual assault of two women in August that year.
Julian Assange is going to be a model for Vivienne Westwood's son Ben during London Fashion Week. The demonstration will take place September 12-16 at the Ecuadorian Embassy, where Assange has been seeking refuge for the past two years.
Julian Assange's defense will apply to court to dispute sexual harassment charges, RIA Novosti said, citing Assange's lawyer Jennifer Robinson. A new Swedish law that came into force on June 1 stipulates that the Office of Public Prosecutor should provide lawyers with all proof that a court has. "A new law stipulates that Sweden's prosecutors should report on the materials, they use to start a criminal case; we haven't seen these materials yet," a representative of Assange's defense said.
Stockholm District Court should repeal the arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and a new remand custody hearing should be held, his attorneys Thomas Olsson and Per E Samuelsson said Tuesday in a new legal challenge in the long-running case.
Founder of the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks Julian Assange has been honored the best in investigative journalism for 2014 by the Union of Journalists of Kazakhstan, Interfax reports.
This week WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, marks the second anniversary of his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that he had been tortured in a British prison prior to getting asylum with Ecuador's embassy in London, the Ecuadorian news agency Andes reported.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has now marked a two years anniversary of living inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London, does not leave the hope of becoming a free man sooner or later. Thursday marks the second anniversary of Assange entering the diplomatic mission to seek political asylum, which he was granted in mid-August 2012 after the NSA surveillance scandal.
The detained US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks made a rare foray into public life Saturday to warn Americans they were being lied to about Iraq once more. Chelsea Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence on espionage charges and other offenses for passing along 700,000 secret documents, including diplomatic cables and military intelligence files, to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks in the largest-scale leak in US history.
Two diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks Public Library on US Diplomacy reveal that Ukraine’s president-elect Petr Poroshenko served as an informant for US State Department. A confidential message from the US Embassy in Kiev dating back to April 29, 2006 mentions the now widely-known confectionary tycoon twice.
Courage, a new defense fund for whistleblowers and truth-tellers like former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has been launched late on Wednesday at an official ceremony in Berlin, Germany.
The founder of the scandalously famous WikiLeaks Julian Assange has spoken about the ability of governments to monitor citizens using their DNA, which would lead to a totalitarian future, Russia Today news agency reported.
US diplomats called the newly-elected president of Ukraine, Petr Poroshenko, a "disgraceful oligrach," according to WikiLeaks. The new Ukrainian leader is a well-known figure for the US government. WikiLeaks website contains 100 references to him, including uncomplimentary ones.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, who was caught for computer hacking, has switched sides after his arrest. Since that time when the FBI appeared at his threshold, Hector Xavier Monsegur helped the US government to disrupt hundreds of cyber-attacks.
The US Pentagon is trying to transfer Chelsea Manning, convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, to a civilian prison for hormone therapy, defense officials said. Manning, formerly called Bradley, was convicted of sending classified documents to WikiLeaks, a website dedicated to exposing government secrets.
Wikileaks has published a cable according to which Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the West that countries that recently joined NATO were doing and saying "whatever they wanted simply because they were under the NATO umbrella." Among other things some of them attempted to "rewrite history and glorify fascists," top Russian diplomat stated.
Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the US Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, said embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker.
Former US soldier Bradley Manning, who is serving 35 years in prison for turning over classified files to WikiLeaks, can change the name Bradley to Chelsea to reflect her desire to be treated as a woman, a judge in Kansas ruled on Wednesday.
A US Army general has denied clemency to the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning for leaking hundreds of thousands of documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, upholding a 35-year sentence. Major General Jeffrey Buchanan, the convening authority in Manning's court-martial, approved the August findings and sentence of military Judge Denise Lind last week, but his decision was only made public Monday.