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.
As Wikileaks founder Julian Assange mentioned on Thursday, the second anniversary of his stay at the Ecuador embassy in London, the Latin American country vowed its asylum offer was for the long term, AFP reports.
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.
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.
A rare autograph of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva sold at a Moscow, George Clooney & Amal Alamuddin engaged, a rare icon exhibit is taking place in Moscow at the Christ the Savior Church, Personal video camera of American director and actor Orson Welles was sold in New York: these are the cultural stories in today’s VR-Culture digest brought to you in The Voice of Russia.
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.
Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, who currently lives in the Ecuadorian Embassy in UK, said that the United States and other members of the Five Eyes alliance (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom) control the whole world by being in charge of the communications technologies and systems.
The epic battle between Wikileaks and Google will be revealed in detail in the new Julian Assange book. Founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, is writing a brand new book where he talks about his ideal "future of the internet" along with his experience with 2011 Google chairman Eric Schmidt. Assange's publisher describes the encounter as "an historic dialogue" between "the North and South poles of the Internet."
The cost of the constant surveillance of Julian Assange, who has been staying in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since June 2012, hit $8 million as of December 13, 2013. Assange, who was set to be extradited to face questioning in Sweden on sexual assault allegations, isn't likely to leave the embassy. He claims that Sweden would extradite him to the US. The surveillance is costing British taxpayers $16,000 per day.
Andrew O’Hagan, Scottish novelist and non-fiction author, hired in 2011 to ghostwrite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s autobiography and manifesto came clean about the 42-year-old Australian. O’Hagan describes him as "thin-skinned, conspiratorial, untruthful, [and] narcissistic" in a 25,000 word tell-all in the London Review of Books.
More documents supplied by Edward Snowden have proven the UK's signals intelligence agency GCHQ and the NSA have been monitoring and gathering information about everyone that has visited the Wikileaks website and supporters and anyone associated with WikiLeaks. In an interview with the Voice of Russia Kristinn Hrafnsson reveals that WikiLeaks was classified as a "malicious foreign actor" which allows western spy agencies to target the organization and even simple visitors in the same aggressive manner that they can target terrorists, this includes US nationals.
Through all of his work with WikiLeaks Julian Assange has been instrumental in bringing about a revolution in the way that people perceive the world and has made it possible to see actuality better than was previously possible. After over three years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London Mr. Assange may be showing the wear of his confinement although he is well and welcoming to his guests. In an interview with the Voice of Russia John Shipton spoke about the conditions of Mr. Assange’s confined life and despite the admirable treatment of Mr. Assange by the Ecuadorians, revealed that Mr. Assange has not been outside for over three years and is forced to use special lamps and take vitamin D because of a lack of elementary sunshine. With regard to Russia and the asylum granted to Edward Snowden, Mr. Shipton praised the Russian authorities and President Putin and said the envy of Russia and the Slavic civilization by the West may be behind their continued anti-Russian stance.